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ADVENTIST HEALTHCARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & WELLNESS 14901 BROSCHART ROAD ROCKVILLE, MD 20850 July 19, 2018
VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: CARE IN SAFE SETTING Tag No: A0144
Based on observations of three units, it was determined the hospital failed to maintain a safe environment for patients in an adult inpatient unit.

During a tour of the adult unit on 7/19/18 it was observed that in bathroom for room 1410A, the plastic holder for the seat covers was broken and had sharp edges. In another bathroom, floor tiles near a toilet were broken and unattached to the wall. The sharp edges of the plastic holder and the detached floor tiles could have been used by a patient as a weapon to harm self or others. In addition, the hall bathroom in the short hall of this unit evidenced open and uncovered holes in the wall where a soap dispenser use to be.

In summary, the hospital failed to secure all potentially harmful environmental hazards in the interest of a safe setting.