Two Detroit Medical Center Hospitals Didn't Comply with Federal Health Standards in Last 2 Years

May 16, 2022, 7:14 AM

Sinai-Grace Hospital

Two Detroit Medical Center hospitals -- Sinai-Grace and Detroit Receiving -- were not in compliance with federal health standards within the last two years, The Detroit News reports, citing the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). 

Inadequate wound care, improper feeding, lack of nurse supervision and unresponsiveness to patient complaints were among the problems found since Jan. 1, 2020, at Sinai-Grace and Detroit Receiving hospitals, according to a sample of investigative reports obtained by The Detroit News through a public records request.

The federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) informed Sinai-Grace Hospital on April 7 that its participation in the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs would be ended on July 7 "due to failure to comply with the applicable requirements for hospitals," according to a letter provided by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs or LARA. The letter didn't specify the exact problems.

However, CMS sent a letter Friday to DMC officials saying Sinai-Grace passed a follow-up inspection completed by LARA on May 6, and the hospital is no longer in danger of being terminated from the federal health insurance programs for seniors and mostly low-income residents, according to LARA.

Detroit Receiving's status is unclear. The state regulatory department said Friday it's still not in compliance. Detroit Receiving issued a statement to The News saying it is in compliance and that the state's information is outdated.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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