Inspector Had Cited Waverly Nursing Home Before Branstad’s Praise

Associated Press

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa nursing home lauded by the governor’s office as among the best in the state was cited seven weeks earlier for unsanitary conditions in its kitchen.

The Des Moines Register says the Woodland Terrace facility in Waverly was cited but not fined on May 13 for problems that included a food-preparation area that was littered with dust, debris and discarded food.

Gov. Terry Branstad’s office said July 9 that Woodland Terrace was one of three facilities to receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. A Branstad spokesman declined to comment on the inspectors’ findings until they could be reviewed.

Woodland Terrace has submitted a correction plan to the state. The facility’s CEO told inspectors that staffers have been re-educated on food service.

A spokeswoman says the home contracted a dietary management firm and is disappointed with its performance.

Woodland Terrace Inspection Report

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