Juan F Luis Dropped by CMS
I was sad to see the hospital has lost its Medicare/Medicaid certification. Seems like that will be a horrible blow to the Island's wellbeing. As a critical care nurse, I was thinking of making the move to STX but now I'm going to have to wait and see where this all ends up. Not sure a move now would be the best idea, especially since JFL would be my only real employment option on STX. I hope they quickly get their act together. Is there any talk of what the plan for the hospital is now???
I suspect she saw this
Published exactly one year ago.
I have bee watching this story and haven't heard anything about the survey that was supposed to happen in August. The last article I saw said they were 97% ready for it. I would be very surprised if they loose their certification because the hospital means so much to the Island. Of course I am not an expert and there is also some wishful thinking in there because I am a nurse and want to move to the Islands.
This article summarizes the current state of CMS certification at JFL:
"The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital faced similar decertification in 2014, after an inspection unearthed a litany of patient harm incidents. Since then, CMS put JFL on a probationary status and allowed JFL to continue to receive payments in the interim."