WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) ó A northeast Iowa nursing home lauded by the governorís 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 Branstadís office said July 9 that Woodland Terrace was one of three facilities to receive the 2014 Governorís Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. A Branstad spokesman declined to comment on the inspectorsí findings until they could be reviewed.
Woodland Terrace has submitted a correction plan to the state. The facilityís CEO told inspectors that staffers have been re-educated on food service.