SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story has been updated to remove two specialty hospitals — Methodist Specialty and Transportation Hospital and Baptist Emergency Hospital (Overlook) — that were incorrectly provided by city officials to media on a list of seven locations where staff from a nursing home with an outbreak also worked.
City leaders said Friday morning that they are monitoring dozens of nursing homes and health care facilities in the San Antonio area for potential COVID-19 outbreaks after 75 cases and one death were confirmed at a facility on the Southeast Side.
Five of those facilities are of specific concern, officials said, because staff members from Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation on Southcross also spent time caring for residents or patients at those locations.
“Of the eight staff members who are COVID positive, we know that two of them worked in other facilities," Hood said. “And the staff members who have not been tested, we know they worked in at least 7 facilities in the city. That number is going to grow as we interview staff members.” City leaders clarified Saturday morning that two of the facilities in fact did not have crossover staff.
At least two of the locations that did — Advanced Rehab in Live Oak and The Village at Incarnate Word — have confirmed that at a staff member who tested positive after working Southeast has recently worked at their facilities.
At Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation, which has a one-star rating from federal regulators based on recent inspections, 67 of the 84 residents and eight staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
Caption for below: The map, provided by the City of San Antonio, shows health care facilities that have poor health and safety ratings in San Antonio (red) and locations where staff members who cared for patients at Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation also worked (blue). As noted above, the two hospitals were incorrectly included by city officials.
The five facilities are nursing homes or long-term health care facilities and many have low health ratings from federal regulators.
Now, health officials are trying to track down anyone who may have come into contact with the staff at the other locations and provide testing in hopes of preventing or blunting another outbreak.
Here’s what we know about the seven health care facilities, their size, location and, for the one’s that have them, federal ratings (nursing homes are rated by Medicare.gov on a five-star scale, based on past inspections, staffing and quality of care):
1. Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Live Oak, 8221 Palisades Drive
- This facility was already under investigation before the Friday morning announcement from officials because it is owned and operated by the same company, has crossover staff and has poor safety ratings, as reported by the KSAT Defenders.
- A San Antonio Fire Department spokesman confirmed that a floating practitioner among the staff at Southeast who tested positive for COVID-19 had also recently worked at Advanced Rehab in Live Oak. Both facilities are operated and managed by the same company. Officials from that parent company did not respond to requests for comment Friday.
- Total Bed Count: 222
- Owner: Texas Operations Management, LLC/Stonebrook Manor SNF, LLC.
2. The Rio At Mission Trails, 6211 S. New Braunfels Avenue
- Total Bed Count: 124
- Owner: San Antonio II Enterprises
3. The Village at Incarnate Word, 4707 Broadway Street
- Total Bed Count: 60
- Owner: Incarnate Word Retirement Community Inc.
- Overall rating: N/A
- Last state inspection: 10 violations (slightly above state average)
4. Buena Vida Nursing and Rehab, 5027 Pecan Grove
- Total Bed Count: 222
- Owner: San Antonio Iv Enterprises, LLC.
5. Floresville Residence and Rehabilitation Center, 1811 Sixth Street
- Total Bed Count: 144
- Owner: Dewitt Medical District
- Overall rating: Two star, per Medicare.gov, “Below Average”
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
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