Health Violations

  • The staff was not trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • No TB skin test administered to staff who had direct patient contact. This put all patients and staff at risk and shows a lack of concern for the health and welfare of staff and patients
  • Clinic administrator did not maintain timed work schedules on the staff. When records were reviewed, there were notes in 8 records for a staff member who was not scheduled to work the day the patients were in office. When the inspector asked to see the payroll records to determine if this RN was scheduled on that day, the administrator could not produce the schedule. Two other staff members stated this RN was not scheduled on that day. Obviously these records were forged.
  • Facility failed to maintain a safe and sanitary environment:
    • Exam table was held together with duct tape
    • Surgical instruments not sterile.
    • No soap or paper towels at the hand washing sink in the operating room
  • Medical records not stored safely and securely
  • Failed to secure narcotics
  • No RN present in the recovery room when patients were present. This facility is gravely understaffed.
  • It was reported that the Ohio Department of Health notified the Capital Care Network abortion clinic in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio on March 5, 2013 that it could no longer perform surgical procedures. Deficiencies found during an inspection from February 2013 included allowing under-qualified staff to administer drugs and using patients’ blood without their knowledge.
  • Physician perforated a patient’s bowel and left parts of the baby inside of her. This was found in a post operative ultrasound. Instead of calling an ambulance to transport her, the physician had a staff member drive the patient and her significant other to the hospital. When asked why they didn’t follow the policy for medical emergencies, she stated “I guess the doctor didn’t feel it was that much of an emergency.”
  • There was no report of the complication, no discharge instructions upon transfer and the patient’s medical record was not forwarded with her to ensure continuity of care.
  • The personnel files for the staff had no job descriptions and orientations.
  • The facility failed to conduct performance evaluations for staff to ensure they were competent to perform the duties assigned.
  • Staff was using expired chemical indicators in the sterile processing room.
  • The facility failed to maintain accurate and complete medical records, specifically abortion consent forms.
  • The recovery room nurse was not certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support as required.
  • As of 6/28/19, this facility no longer operates as a surgical center and offers only medication abortion. The license was removed from the premises by ODH staff on 9/10/19.
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DISCLAIMER: All of the inspection reports on this site were acquired through public records request to state departments of health and public records online.