HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland public health officials say poor oversight of patient care at a state-owned nursing home in Hagerstown prompted the ouster of the facility's chief executive and two medical staff members.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a summary of its findings Friday, nearly seven weeks after it announced a management change at the Western Maryland Hospital Center.
DHMH Chief Medical Officer Mona Gahunia (gah-HOON'-yah) says no patients were harmed by the deficiencies found in a routine survey last spring.
Gahunia says the facility's longtime director, Cynthia Pellegrino, was asked to resign, and that the chief medical officer and long-term care medical director were replaced.
The agency announced on June 24 that it had contracted with a local, private medical center to run the facility.