Published on:

Shawnee Christian Nursing Center – Herrin, IL – 3/23/05

Fined for failure to ensure a resident was safe from sexual abuse. An employee witnessed another employee behaving inappropriately with a resident and did not report it for three days. The employee said she had been trained in the abuse policies and knew she was to report it, but was afraid. During that time, the alleged perpetrator of abuse continued to work at the facility.

The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators. To access the website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/nursing_home_violations/quarterlyreports.htm