10.08.20

Daines Demands Investigation Following Deaths in Whitefish Nursing Home

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to investigate the Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation facility following a pattern of serious noncompliance with federal regulations and the deaths of multiple residents following a COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

“As someone who wants to ensure that our most vulnerable are protected, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, I urge you to further investigate the circumstances surrounding these deaths and re-evaluate this facility’s suitability to continue providing care as well as whether the state survey agency properly enforced the regulations in place to protect residents,” Daines wrote. “In light of these disturbing developments, I request your immediate attention into this matter and a report of your findings, including recommendations to ensure the health and safety of residents moving forward.”

 

To read Daines' letter to Administrator Verma, click HERE.

 

Background:

 

Click HERE to read more about issues relating to the Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Facility. 

 

Click HERE to read more about the families who reported issues with the Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Facility.

 

Daines has been leading the efforts in Congress to respond to the coronavirus outbreak impacting the country. To read about Daines’ COVID-19 related efforts, click HERE