Letter to the Editor: Clarifications
BY Sharon Warren, Albuquerque, N.M.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
10/06/12 at 3:03 AM
I would like to provide some clarifications to the Sept. 29 article, "Tulsa nursing home closes." The corrections are important for those caregivers and residents who were a part of Woodland View and their families.
While it is true that we vehemently defended our center's actions that arose from the state's survey findings in 2010, and we pursued legal actions with the state, that dispute was settled in November 2011. For the last 10 months, our staff has successfully demonstrated their dedication to ensure that our processes remained in compliance with state regulations. A direct reflection of their commitment was the result of the state's visit in August that resulted in a deficiency-free survey.
Last May, we announced that two separate operators were planning for the purchase of the seven Oklahoma nursing centers. As part of the agreement to sell Woodland View, the buyer requested that center be closed. The decision to close the center came with careful consideration and with respect to the future owner. Our administrative and nursing teams worked with state officials and our families to successfully transfer all of our residents to appropriate care centers within the Tulsa area.
Editor's note: Warren is Senior Vice President of Operations, Oklahoma SunBridge Central Division
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