Immediate ‘jeopardy’ lifted from Moore Regional

Staff Report

August 31, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has lifted the “immediate jeopardy” status on FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, and its Richmond campus in Rockingham, that was imposed following an unannounced survey on Aug. 1, in response to a patient incident that occurred in June.

CMS completed its validation survey of the hospitals Friday. The immediate jeopardy was lifted, and no deficiencies or findings were noted in the survey.

“CMS was very complimentary of our staff and processes,” said David J. Kilarski, chief executive officer of FirstHealth of the Carolinas. “The physicians, staff and leadership team immediately implemented policy changes and trained staff related to fire prevention procedures during surgical cases. Our highest priority continues to be the safety of our patients and staff and delivering the highest quality of care in the region.”