Virginia Nursing Homes Added to Medicare's List of Special Focus Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have identified two Virginia nursing homes that have been added to the list of special focus facilities. As of January 17, 2013, Coliseum Park Nursing Home,  Hampton, Virginia and Envoy of Stratford Hills, Richmond, Virginia have been designated special focus facilities recently added to the list.

Special Focus facilities are facilities that have been identified as having care issues that make the facility at risk of losing its federal funding. According to CMS, the special focus facilities generally have twice as many care deficiencies as the average nursing home. They also have been found to have an increased number of serious deficiencies which threaten harm or injury to the residents. Lastly, special focus facilities exhibit a pattern of serious problems that have persisted over a sustained period of time. According to CMS, the recent additions to list are facilities that have been added to the list and are awaiting a follow-up survey which will evaluate whether they have made sufficient improvements to be removed from the list.

As of January 17, 2013, Coliseum Park Nursing Home has been on the list of special focus facilities for one month. Coliseum Park specializes in cardiac recovery, respite care, and hospice care.

As of January 17, 2013, Envoy of Stratford Hills has been on the list of special focus facilities for five months. The facility will have a follow-up survey in the near future to determine whether it will remain on the list or be removed. Envoy of Stratford Hills is owned and operated by Envoy Health Care, LLC and other business affiliates. Envoy owns several other sister nursing homes in Virginia including: Envoy of Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia;  Envoy at the Village, Fork Union, Virginia; Envoy at the Meadows, Goochland, Virginia; Envoy of Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, Virginia; Envoy of Thornton Hall, Norfolk, Virginia; Envoy of Westover Hills, Richmond, Virginia; Envoy of Staunton, Staunton, Virginia; Envoy of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia; Envoy of Winchester, Winchester, Virginia; and Envoy of Woodbridge, LLC, Woodbridge, Virginia. None of the sister facilities are on the list of special focus facilities.

To read the full report on the special focus facilities, click here.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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