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These are the long-term care facilities being monitored for COVID-19 outbreaks in San Antonio – KSAT San Antonio

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Infected staff from a facility with an outbreak worked at other locations in the city

The map, provided by the City of San Antonio, shows long-term care facilities that have poor health and safety ratings in San Antonio (red) and locations where staff members infected with COVID-19 worked (blue).
The map, provided by the City of San Antonio, shows long-term care facilities that have poor health and safety ratings in San Antonio (red) and locations where staff members infected with COVID-19 worked (blue). (City of San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO – City leaders said Friday morning that they are monitoring dozens of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the San Antonio area for potential COVID-19 outbreaks after 75 cases and one death were confirmed at a facility on the Southeast Side.

Seven of those facilities are of specific concern, officials said, because staff members from Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation on Southcross also spent time caring for residents at those locations.

“Of the eight staff members who are COVID positive, we know that two of them worked in other facilities,” Hood said. “And the staff members who have not been tested, we know they worked in at least 7 facilities in the city. That number is going to grow as we interview staff members.”

At least two of the facilities — both nursing homes, Advanced Rehab in Live Oak and The Village at Incarnate Word — have confirmed that at least one staff member who was infected at Southeast has recently worked at their facilities.

At Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation, which has a one-star rating from federal regulators based on recent inspections, 67 of the 84 residents and eight staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

RELATED: Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was fined $60,000, cited for 28 violations in 2019

Of the seven facilities total, five are nursing homes and each have poor health ratings, according to federal regulators. The two other facilities are specialty hospitals and do not have ratings from the government because they are not subject to the same regulations as nursing homes that receive federal funding.

Now, health officials are trying to track down anyone who may have come into contact with the staff at the other locations and provide testing in hopes of preventing or blunting another outbreak.

Here’s what we know about the seven long-term care facilities, their size, location and ratings (federal regulators rate nursing homes on a five-star scale, based on past inspections, staffing and quality of care):

San Antonio health officials are monitoring seven long-term care facilities and nursing homes after two staff members infected with COVID-19 spent time working at each.
San Antonio health officials are monitoring seven long-term care facilities and nursing homes after two staff members infected with COVID-19 spent time working at each. (KSAT)

1. Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Live Oak, 8221 Palisades Drive

  • This facility was already under investigation before the Friday morning announcement from officials because it is owned and operated by the same company, has crossover staff and has poor safety ratings, as reported by the KSAT Defenders.
  • A San Antonio Fire Department spokesman confirmed that a floating practitioner among the staff at Southeast who tested positive for COVID-19 had also recently worked at Advanced Rehab in Live Oak. Both facilities are operated and managed by the same company. Officials from that parent company did not respond to requests for comment Friday.
  • Total Bed Count: 222
  • Owner: Texas Operations Management, LLC/Stonebrook Manor SNF, LLC.
  • Regulator rating: One star per Medicare.gov, “Much Below Average”

2. The Rio At Mission Trails, 6211 S. New Braunfels Avenue

3. The Village at Incarnate Word, 4707 Broadway Street

  • Total Bed Count: 60
  • Owner: Incarnate Word Retirement Community Inc.​
  • Overall rating: Home not found in Medicare.gov
  • Last state inspection: 10 violations (slightly above state average)

4. Buena Vida Nursing and Rehab, 5027 Pecan Grove

  • Total Bed Count: 222
  • Owner: San Antonio Iv Enterprises, LLC.​
  • Overall rating: One star per Medicare.gov, “Much Below Average”

5. Floresville Residence and Rehabilitation Center, 1811 Sixth Street

6. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, 8026 Floyd Curl Drive

  • Specialty hospital, doesn’t have ratings from the government because they are not subject to the same regulations as nursing homes that receive federal funding.

7. Baptist Emergency Hospital (Overlook), 25615 N US Hwy 281

  • Specialty hospital, doesn’t have ratings from the government because they are not subject to the same regulations as nursing homes that receive federal funding.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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About the Authors:

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Kolten Parker

Kolten Parker is digital executive producer at KSAT. Before starting in 2019, he was digital editor at the Texas Observer in Austin and digital news editor at the San Antonio Express-News. He has a journalism degree from Texas State and has covered four sessions at the Texas Legislature.

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David Raziq

David Raziq is the executive producer for the Defenders investigative team.

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