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|LARKIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL||7031 SW 62ND AVE SOUTH MIAMI, FL 33143||June 6, 2019|
|VIOLATION: General Requirements - Other||Tag No: K0100|
|Based on observation, interview and record review the facility failed to ensure it can provide temperature control to any area in the building in the event of a power failure including all critical care areas. The existing generator in the building is not connected to the air conditioning system (HVAC).
The findings include:
Observation, interview and record review with the facility Administrative and the Facilities Maintenance staff on June 6, 2019 revealed the facility does not have the capability to maintain or provide temperature control throughout all five stories of the building in the event of a power outage or power failure. The facility has critical care areas such as Operating Rooms, Critical Care units (ICU/CCU), Patients dependent on Life Support or Ventilators and an emergency room . It is essential that these areas located on the fifth floor of the building and the emergency room on the ground floor have the capability to maintain and provide temperature control at all times 24 hours a day 365 day a year.