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Admission limits lifted at Martinsburg care facility

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A ban on short-term admissions at a health care facility in Martinsburg has been lifted.

The Berkeley County Health Department issued the ban last month after patients at Heartland of Martinsburg showed symptoms of a drug-resistant infection.

Berkeley County health officer Dr. Diana Gaviria tells The Journal that the facility has made good progress regarding infection control practices.

She says Heartland also complied with the department's request to educate visitors about the infection and efforts to prevent it from spreading.

The 120-bed facility offers short-term rehabilitation services and long-term care.

Heartland of Martinsburg administrator Nancy Mason says the staff has taken a proactive approach with the facility's infection control plan.

 


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