I-Team Investigates: Bridgeway Care Center UpdatePosted: Updated:
State and county health officials have cleared a Bridgewater senior care center of allegations they failed to report a serious outbreak of illnesses.
A nurse at the center told News 12 New Jersey last week that dozens of patients at Bridgeway Care Center became sick with respiratory or gastrointestinal problems. The nurse, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, claims the facility did not take the "outbreak" seriously.
An investigator from the New Jersey Department of Health has now given the center a clean bill of health and cleared administrators of any wrongdoing. The report also denies there was any sort of flu epidemic at Bridgeway. An inquiry by Somerset County says there was nothing significant tying any illnesses at the center together.
Administrators are pleased with the outcome. "I knew right from the beginning that we were in compliance with everything," says administrator Wayne Blum.
Dr. Anthony Frisoli, the center's medical director, says the cases in question were routine winter illnesses that were diagnosed and treated.