Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Fire Critically Injures Resident Of Health & Hospital-Owned Nursing Home
An 82-year old resident of the Bethany Village nursing home on Indianapolis' south side was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition last night after a fire broke out in her room. According to news reports, staff members were able to extinguish the fire with handheld extinguishers and rescue the resident from the room but she later went into cardiac arrest. The report does not indicate the origin of the fire. Bethany Village is listed on the Marion County Health & Hospital Corporation's website as one of 59 nursing homes it operates in Indiana with its private-sector partner, American Senior Communities. Last year, HHC and ASC were named in a wrongful death lawsuit that accused them of negligently causing the death of a resident at one of the nursing homes they operate in Fort Wayne who died from blunt force trauma she sustained during an altercation with another resident.