A site visit to St. Gabriel’s Hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in early June identified issues related to the hospital’s participation in the Medicare program.
“The hospital is developing and submitting a plan of correction to ensure full compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation in the Critical Access Hospital program, said Lee Boyles, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health president.
“St. Gabriel’s Hospital will continue to work with MDH and CMS to maintain the hospital’s long-term commitment to ensuring a safe and quality environment for our patients,” said Boyles.
“St. Gabriel’s Hospital is a full participant in the Minnesota Hospital Association’s (MHA) safety initiatives, earning all five of MHA’s safety awards for Safe Site, Safe from Falls, Safe Count, Safe Account and Safe Skin,” he said.
At this time, health care operations at St. Gabriel’s Hospital remain uninterrupted. A full CMS survey is expected to take place within the next two weeks.
St. Gabriel’s expects the results of the survey will confirm that it remains in compliance with all Conditions of Participation in the Medicare program and will continue to provide high-quality care to all of its patients, said Boyles.