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Heat Forces 150 Residents Out Of Maryland Nursing Home

State was unaware until a resident called 911


 
 

| Wednesday, July 7, 2010


BALTIMORE - Maryland health officials say they are moving all 150 residents out of a Baltimore nursing home after operators didn't report a broken air conditioner for three days.

Nancy Grimm, director of the state Office of Health Care Quality, says officials believe the air conditioner stopped working sometime Saturday. But the state wasn't aware until a resident called 911 early Tuesday morning.

When health officials arrived at the Ravenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, it was 91 degrees inside.

Grimm says no residents have suffered health complications related to the heat. Most of the residents are under 65 and suffer from a variety of conditions, including paralysis and HIV/AIDS.

Grimm says the state is investigating the nursing home's failure to report the problem.



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