The state of Ohio has issued a second Type A citation to Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport after a resident who had become dehydrated at the nursing home died of renal failure on April 8, two days after being hospitalized. The citation, the most serious type the state employs, was issued April 26. It charges that Baptist Convalescent Center put the resident’s life in immediate jeopardy when it failed to monitor fluid intake and failed to assure lab tests were conducted in March.
It was the second Type A citation this year for the nursing home. The first was issued on March 16, after a resident went four days without food or water because no one noticed that his feeding tube bottle needed changing.