|HOLYOKE — The Mont Marie Health Care Center has again passed its annual state inspection. The center has been found to be “deficiency-free” for the seventh year in a 10-year period. Over the past three years, the nursing home has met 131 out of 132 critical requirements in various categories. The statewide average facility score is 122.
The Mont Marie Health Care Center is an 84-bed, licensed, and certified skilled-nursing facility sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield.
“These results support our efforts to work together so our residents can live in peace with dignity and respect at this tender time in their lives,” said the center’s administrator, Sister Betsy Sullivan. “I congratulate our staff, who always go the extra mile in responding to the needs of our residents.”
Once a year, the state Department of Public Health makes an unannounced visit to health facilities to assess their compliance with regulations. The surveyors interview residents and staff and review clinical records, as well as business, personnel, dietary, and housekeeping departments.
The team of surveyors also includes a life-safety representative, who reviews compliance with safety regulations pertaining to fire sprinklers, generator testing, electrical systems, oxygen storage, fire drills, and other maintenance records.