In Ohio, the average fine paid by nursing homes over 3 years was $8,128, which is $2,000 below the national average. A state-by-state comparison shows that Ohio is the 20th most punitive state in the country based on the average fine per nursing home. That list was lead by the state Washington being the most punitive with over $90,000.
Over the past three years in Ohio, the highest fines were Liberty Nursing Center with a $250,000 fine, Elisabeth Sev Prentiss Center with $232,000, Mcv Health Care Facilities with $169,943, Fairview Skilled Nursing with $122,000 and Brookview Healthcare with $106,400. No other nursing home in Ohio has paid over $100,000 the past three years.
In Ohio, the serious infractions like accidental deaths and sexual assaults by staff member were the cause of the biggest fines, fines that do not put the residents in harm’s way were much smaller.