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PUTNAM COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1926 OAK STREET, PO BOX 389 UNIONVILLE, MO 63565 Sept. 25, 2014
VIOLATION: POLICIES - NUTRITION Tag No: C0279
Based on observation, interview, and policy review the facility failed to maintain all kitchen floor covering in an orderly, easily cleanable condition. The failure to keep the kitchen clean poses a health risk to all patients that receive food from the kitchen. The facility census was 11.

Findings included:

1. Record review of the facility's policy titled "Sanitation," dated 01/14, directed staff to mop the kitchen floor daily.

2. Observation on 09/24/14 at 2:05 PM, in the facility kitchen, showed 11 eight inch square floor tiles missing in a room adjacent to the kitchen housing one refrigerator, two freezers and one combination refrigerator/freezer.

3. During an interview on 09/24/14 at 2:06 PM, Staff B, Food Service Manager, confirmed that these floor tiles were missing and the floor can not be easily cleaned.