Glenwood care facility fined 8 times in 10 months

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May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A state-run care facility in Glenwood has been fined by federal inspectors more than any other facility in the state in the past 10 months.  The Des Moines Register reports) the Glenwood Resource Center has been fined eight times and assessed penalties of more than $27,000 since last July.  Most of the fines are tied to shortcomings in staff training and a failure to notify inspectors of incidents at the home.

Superintendent Zvia McCormick says in a written statement that Glenwood staff is quick to make amends when issues needing attention surface. She says employees are well trained and residents safe.   McCormick says Glenwood is the largest facility of its type in Iowa and a greater number of violations isn’t a surprise.

The facility has 260 residents, mostly adults.