BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There is good news for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and it’s patients Monday.
Earlier this year Brookwood Baptist Medical Center was under the gun. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid cited a number of deficiencies that endangered patient safety back in July. This included monitoring patients and those in the psychiatric unit.
The problems threatened to cutoff federal reimbursement for healthcare treatment for older and low income patients. In August, Brookwood submitted a plan to fix the problems to the federal government.
Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released this statement:
“Brookwood Baptist Medical center is now in compliance with all of the Medical Conditions of Participation cited as result of a survey conducted on July 12, 2018, and a follow up survey conducted on Aug. 9, 2018. We continue to work with the state survey agency and the hospital to monitor its progress.” April Washington, with CMS said.
Despite telling us Friday that Brookwood wasn’t in full compliance, CMS now says Brookwood is no longer in danger of losing it’s funding. The state is expected to conduct a follow up survey on or before October 20th.
While things are looking up for Brookwood, patients who depend on the hospital are holding their breath until they pass their final test next week.