A nursing home deep on San Antonio’s South Side appears to have received $9.3 million in federal bailout funds meant to go to medical providers serving on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is the report by the San Antonio News-Express.
Hunters Pond Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center recently reported getting the funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security Act and other federal programs.
This disclosure was included in data released Friday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CARES Act funds totaling $175 billion were approved by Congress in March for hospitals and health care practices to cover the cost of treating COVID-19 patients and lost revenue.
But public health officials haven’t recorded any employees or residents with COVID-19 at the 128-bed skilled nursing facility, located at 9903 Hunters Pond.
The facility has a one-star rating, signifying “much below average,” on Medicare.gov and received 11 health citations on its most recent inspection conducted almost a year ago.
The facility is one of nine San Antonio locations operated by Keystone Care, a subsidiary of publicly-traded The Ensign Group, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Facility officials didn’t respond to a request for an interview.
Earlier this month, the San Antonio Express-News reported that the federal government sent $2.3 million in April to Nix Health — a San Antonio hospital system that had permanently closed months before the city’s first reported COVID-19 case.
Nix Health’s for-profit owner, Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., said it returned the funds. The latest data from HHS no longer shows Nix receiving funds.
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