Wilburton nursing homeowners under investigation

Jan 12, 2011 Full story: NewsOK.com 350

Owners of a financially troubled Wilburton nursing home are under investigation by the Oklahoma attorney general's office for the possible mishandling of residents' trust accounts.

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#253 Aug 12, 2011
Just talked with Wendall from KOCO 5. Said he would like to do the story next week. If he don't help me I will go to news channel 4. This is a good story. I have seen them do stories worse than this!

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#254 Aug 12, 2011
Sheriffs were there Monday because the Administrator was trying to have the owner press charges against me for embezzelling a matress. I got into an altercations with her on Saturday and she didn't like that someone talked back to her so she called the sheriff. I don't know anything about a summons. lol a Matress?? tons of people were taking things, but she was after me because I must have hit a nerve with her.

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#255 Aug 12, 2011
Lisa you go girl! I'm worried about those crooks not paying my federal taxes which were withheld from my checks. Anyone know if I am liable? I hope those creeps are in deep you know what. I will be contacting my state representative. Those 2 meatheads aren't even from Oklahoma yet they have been allowed to steal, lie and cheat from our most vulnerable. PIGS!

Tulsa, OK

#256 Aug 13, 2011
OMG... I would love to see this story on tv.... please let me know,,, (quinton) if its going to be on tv.... good luck to all of you all .... hope they get it in the end....lol ( prison end) lol .... hang in there... justice will serve one of these days you have to have patience....
Wondering ex-employee

United States

#257 Aug 14, 2011
can you tell me the address to the bankruptcy website?
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#258 Aug 14, 2011
http://www.pacer.gov . You have to register with them and provide a credit or debit card for billing purposes. They charge .08 cents for each page viewed and/or downloaded.
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#259 Aug 16, 2011
http://www.ok.gov/health/ The last survey results are available for viewing on Newkirk Nursing Center. Wow...it was like reading a carbon copy of the last surveys for Community Care Center.

Since: Aug 11

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#260 Aug 17, 2011
Former Nurse wrote:
Does anyone have jeff and chris home address and who their attorney is for the brankruptcy they filed?
Not sure who their attorney is but i know Jeff lives in Fort Smith Ar on Cliff Dr. He also ownes a home in fort smith that he calls his "office" and the address there is 2423 S Ionia street Fort Smith, Ar 72901. Chris's address is 1204 Point Royal Loop Charleston, Ar
Wondering ex-employee

Pryor, OK

#261 Aug 17, 2011
just looked up Chris's address on Bing. the third link down, listing the address, is from frontdoor.com . It has photos of the house as well as a 'virtual tour'. Wow!!! MEGA-MANSION!! now we know where all the money goes with jeff & chris. jeez. the second link on bing says the place is for sale. it's a realty company.(think I'll check out jeff's address next).
And they couldn't pay any bills, their employees, etc, or care less if elderly residents starve to death. And live like kings. These guys need to be so, so exposed publicly, and stripped of every penny to their names.
Wondering ex-employee

Pryor, OK

#262 Aug 17, 2011
Chris's house. just one photo, but you have to check out the visual tour. a country mansion, pretty extravagant.
Wondering ex-employee

Pryor, OK

#263 Aug 17, 2011
just wondered. could ex-employees come together and have liens placed on jeff and chris's properties for monies due?
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#264 Aug 17, 2011
Chris' address is 1204 and the link you provided is for 1214.

Tulsa, OK

#265 Aug 17, 2011
yeah. i just looked at the tour.. but i realized i new he had a son and all i seen was girls rooms... nice house who ever it was ..... yeah... i would like to see there houses though just to be nosey... will have to try to look them up... well did the newkirk get closesed?
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#266 Aug 18, 2011

Violations prompt nursing home closing

Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

• Thu, Aug 18, 2011

The Oklahoma State Health Department closed the Newkirk Nursing Center on August 7th after a survey found multiple violations, according to Oklahoma State Health Department records.

After a July 25th inspection by health department officials based on received complaints, the facility was then closed with all clients being moved to other facilities.

The Newkirk Nursing Center and the Community Care Center in Wilburton are operated by Bass Healthcare Enterprises, LLC, owned by Jeffery L. Butcher and Chris Whitney, both of Fort Smith, Ark., and pharmacist Jeff Pippenger of Eufaula. Ms. Rickey Hoosier was the administrator of the Newkirk facility.

Attempts to reach the owners were not successful.

The OSDH’s report concerning the complaints was filed on August 2nd with the facility closing on August 6th.

According to Dorya Huser of the Oklahoma State Health Department,“OSDH issued an emergency relocation order for all the residents in this facility. The license was also suspended. OSDH surveyors served the order and began relocation Friday, August 5th. All residents were moved by August 6th.”

The allegations against the facility were a failure to maintain a three day supply of food, the facilities inability to maintain an adequate supply of clean linens, the facility failed to maintain a clean environment, and the facility failed to provide activities for residents.

OSDH records state that an inspection of the kitchen revealed the facility was not able to prepare nutritious, balanced meals as determined by the menus approved by a registered dietician.

The report also states that interviews with staff revealed a dietary aide had gone to Sonic on a Saturday and purchased breakfast for the residents.

She said the staff did not have access to food items to prepare breakfast for the residents on that day.

An evening meal was also observed with the residents being served tuna fish, saltines, and fruit cocktail, items not on the planned menu.

The reports says the dietary aide stated they did not have the items needed to prepare the meal and served what she had on hand.

Also, a review of residents weight revealed that 11 of 15 residents had lost weight from April 2011 to August 2011. One resident could not be provided health shakes because there were not any in stock because the facility had not paid the bill to the supplier.

According to the OSDH report, the allegations for failure to provide clean linens and a clean environment were unsubstantiated.

The complaint citing the failure to provide activities was substantiated with the administrator telling inspectors the facility did not have an activities director.

According to the report, staff members told investigators that payroll checks had bounced and were unable to be cashed on receipt.

Staff were also asked not to cash their payroll checks on the day they were issued as the funds were not available.

One staff member told investigators she visited four businesses in Ponca City including her own bank before she could find an institution willing to cash the payroll check.

Interviews with vendors revealed the facility had outstanding bills and had received cut off notices for non-payment of utility bills.

The facility has filed for bankruptcy in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7.

More information may be obtained concerning the report at http://www.ok.gov/health

Wondering ex-employee

Pryor, OK

#267 Aug 18, 2011
yeah, my mistake. I copy/pasted the address. the first link, does show a map of 1204, chris's house... the rest are of 1214. however, the map shows that Point Royal Loop is a "J" shaped lane. I would bet that all the homes along that route are equal in stature. Just remembered Google Earth, haven't tried that yet. One wonders how these guys are still being able to just walk through this. Could they have political coverage to get away with all this? Wonder if the media in Arkansas has wind of all this?
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#268 Aug 18, 2011
Wondering ex-employee, the owners are currently under investigation by the Oklahoma Attorney General office.
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#269 Aug 18, 2011
And I'm sure chris' house is just as fancy as the one that is for sale near his house!

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#270 Aug 19, 2011
I called the attorney general in charelston and they said they couldn't do anything. Either could the sheriff's department. Wendall Edwards called me yesterday and still wants to do the story about Newkirk getting shut down and employees not getting paid. I hope it helps everyone! DeptM of Labor has sent my claim to that dispicable excuse for a human being. I feel sorry for his kids. They may have a nice house, but have a lying crook for a dad. We should go after his wifes daycare. That brings in 38,000 a year!! Everyine keep your fingers crossed!!!

United States

#271 Aug 19, 2011
Wifes daycare is called Koontz family daycare.
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#272 Aug 19, 2011
The Attorney General office in Arkansas can't do anything because the businesses were owned in the state of Oklahoma. That is why the Oklahoma Attorney General office is involved now. I feel the same as you do about those poor children of theirs ...being exposed to lying, cheating, and lord knows what else that those kids will learn. Very sad situation.

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