Health System Senior Care Centers Achieve Deficiency-Free Surveys
August 17, 2015 –Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Center-Brunswick
and Senior Care Center-St. Marys successfully completed their annual Georgia
Department of Community Health Long-Term Care surveys in July. The inspections
found each facility to be deficiency-free.
“This is an amazing achievement,” said Patrick D. Ebri, Ph.D.,
FACHE, vice president, Human Resources. “I extend my sincere appreciation
to the team members and leadership at our Senior Care Centers for their
During the unannounced four-day process, surveyors conducted comprehensive
reviews of each Senior Care Center’s patient care, including resident
and family interviews, life safety codes and other supporting operations
to determine compliance with rigorous federal regulations and state standards.
“Upon exiting, the surveyors noted that our team members are informed,
helpful, and extremely focused on providing resident-centered care,”
said Karen Andrews Daniel, MHA, LNHA, administrator, Senior Care Center-Brunswick.
“This is truly a team effort and we couldn’t have done it
without everyone’s support.”
Overall, the inspections revealed the team members at Brunswick and St.
Marys provide exceptional levels of care as both inspections concludeddeficiency-free.
The average number of deficiencies at long-term care centers in the state
of Georgia is 3.1. The Healthcare Facility Regulation Division of the
Georgia Department of Community Health conducts unannounced surveys of
nursing homes annually.
“Our Health System has some of the most talented physicians, clinicians
and therapists,” said Rhondia L. Grant, LNHA, administrator, Senior
Care Center-St. Marys. “I am a firm believer that what differentiates
our Senior Care Centers from other facilities is the unwavering commitment
to our residents and their care.”
Ebri added, “This degree of success proves that working together
works. I am beyond proud of our team members’ diligence to fulfill
our vision of being the region’s health care provider of choice.”