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Central Regional Hospital cleared by Fed surveyors

Release Date: December 19, 2008
Contact: Tom Lawrence, 919-733-9190

BUTNER – Central Regional Hospital (CRH) is clear to participate in federal Medicaid and Medicare programs. The hospital was told that surveyors are recommending that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) lift its finding of Immediate Jeopardy against the facility, according to Dr. Michael Lancaster, M.D., acting director of the facility.

In a letter to the Department, Jeff Horton, acting director of Health Service Regulation whose Division acts as the inspection agent for CMS, reported that his inspectors found all physical plant issues at the Butner hospital in compliance.

“For the record, the physical plant matter, which constituted immediate jeopardy at CRH Veazey Road site (Butner), was actually corrected before our staff finished the survey in November; however, pursuant to CMS policy, the report from the November survey did not contain information concerning the correction,” Horton’s letter said.

CRH still has to correct several standard level of deficiencies – the lowest level of deficiencies that do not affect a hospital’s participation in Medicaid and Medicare programs – according to Lancaster. Most of the deficiencies were found at the CRH Raleigh campus, which is located at the old Dorothea Dix Hospital site.

 

 

Updated: December 19, 2008