Midway nursing homes in New Jersey and New York state are being investigated for multiple violations of state and federal laws.
According to the New York Post, the New Jersey Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has begun an investigation into Midway’s facilities after three of its patients died from complications from being kept in the facility’s neonatal intensive care unit.
The facilities were discovered to be not providing proper care for infants.
The state’s Department of Human Services has launched a public health review, which will be completed within six months.
In response to the investigation, Midway announced it was discontinuing its neonatal care, which was expected to cost $400 million.
The Associated Press reported that state regulators are looking into whether Midway is also violating state and local laws, including child abuse laws.
The company said the investigation is unrelated to the deaths at Midway.
A spokesperson for Midway said in a statement: “Midway is aware of the New Brunswick report and takes these matters very seriously.
We are working closely with the Department of Mental Health and the New Hampshire Department of Children and Families to provide appropriate care for our patients and staff.
Our thoughts and prayers are with their families during this difficult time.”
The nursing home also said in its statement that it was working with the New England Medical Association and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to determine if any violations are being committed.