Failure to provide a sanitary environment
The hospital's semi-restricted corridors have perforated ceiling tiles that are not scrubbable and capable of withstanding cleaning and/or disinfecting chemicals. This led investigators to conclude that the hospital failed to "provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases."
Specifically, the report says Exeter failed by not developing and, or implementing policy and procedures following recognized standards for
Plan of correction approved
Martin said that the hospital's plan of correction (PoC) has been approved. The document includes a line-by-line detailed explanation from Exeter hospital officials specifying how the lapses have been or are being corrected.
"We will follow up at some point with an announced visit to verify that all of the corrective action set forth in the PoC has been implemented. I do not anticipate an enforcement action in this case," Martin said.