The information below comes from the statement of deficiencies compiled by health inspectors and provided to AHCJ by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It does not include the steps the hospital plans to take to fix the problem, known as a plan of correction. For that information, you should contact the hospital, your state health department or CMS. Accessing the document may require you to file a Freedom of Information Request. Information on doing so is available here.
|COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL||71 PROSPECT AVENUE HUDSON, NY 12534||Aug. 26, 2015|
|VIOLATION: FORM AND RETENTION OF RECORDS||Tag No: A0438|
|Based on record review the hospital failed to provide an accurate prescription to the patient at discharge.
On 12/05/2014 the patient was dischrged from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility. During the patient's admission, the patient had been followed by physical therapy who assessed that it was necessary that the patient have a wheeled walker. The patient would need to be discharged with a prescription for a wheeled walker, because prior to admission the patient was independent with ambulation.
On 12/03/2014 a prescription was written for a wheeled walker. The prescription was written in the name of another patient.