UPDATE on violation found at Lila Doyle

A spokesman for the state Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed that an inspection of Oconee Medical Center’s Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation facility turned up violations. In an email statement, DHEC’s Jim Beasley did not identify the violation. Beasley said, “The facility has requested, and been given, a review of the inspection findings. The regional office of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is compiling its response to the review. That response should be received within a week. Once the state receives the cumulative response from CMS, we will re-survey the facility to determine compliance.” According to the DHEC spokesman, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has the authority to deny payment for new admissions.  This morning Hunter Kome, vice president for OMC chief operating officer, said, “During the most recent routine survey at Lila Doyle, surveyors found documentation in a resident’s nursing chart that the resident had chewed on a glove.  The glove was intact and the resident was not harmed.  We have submitted a plan of correction and are awaiting a follow-up survey.  If that survey goes well, there will be no impact on payment.”