Health & Medicine

Nursing home back in compliance

A Winchester nursing home — cited by the state for not calling a doctor when a patient lost more than 87 pounds in 19 days — is back in federal compliance, officials said Wednesday.

The Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation this week began meeting requirements to serve patients receiving Medicare and Medicaid and is no longer in danger of losing its funding, Beth Fisher, a spokesperson for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said Wednesday.

In January, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had given the Winchester nursing home until this month to fix its problems or have the patients who receive Medicaid and Medicare sent to other facilities. There are 166 patients at the facility.

Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation officials said on Wednesday that they had worked diligently to correct problems.

"We are committed to doing everything necessary to ensure that our residents continue to receive quality care," a statement from the facility said.