Posted: Aug 18, 2012 5:28 PM by Evan Weborg - MTN News
Time is winding down for the Broadwater Health Center to correct a number of infractions.
In June, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services cited the Townsend facility and revoked its nursing home license.
Monday is the deadline for the center to prove it is in compliance with all state regulations.
Joni Carlton, the health center board chair, has faith they will meet the state's requirements, but admits that there are still challenges.
Carlton said, "The biggest challenge is always financial, right now our cash flow is very limited with the patients. You cannot sustain a facility on ER coverage in a small town like this...there just isn't sufficient revenue to do that. So the sooner we can bring patients back successfully and get that cash flow moving, the sooner they will be able to move forward."
Currently the emergency, lab, radiology, and physical therapy departments are open.
A director of nursing has been hired and is expected to start within the next few weeks.
There is no timetable for the board to reapply for a nursing home license.