Stearns Nursing & Rehab Center – Granite City, IL – 6/26/2006

Stearns Nursing & Rehab Center was fined $5,000 for failure to provide adequate supervision of a resident who is considered at risk for trying to leave the facility. The resident was found laying in a grassy ditch next to a wheelchair about 110 feet from the rear service door of the facility about 2:20 a.m. No staff at the facility heard the door or was aware that the resident had left.

The Illinois Department of Health produces quarterly reports on nursing home violators.

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