PIINE ISLaND, Minn. – The state Health Department took control of the financially troubled 70-bed  Pine Haven Care Center for the safety of residents. Jan Malcolm, state health commissioner, said the nursing home was in poor financial condition. “Unpaid bills threatened critical services for residents,” Malcom said.” With 18 vacant beds, Pine Haven has a low 62% patient population

Pine Haven. 210 Third Street Northwest. Revenues: $4.6 million a year.

Malcolm. Hopes to have facility on stable footing within 18 months.

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Malcolm: “We are focused on a smooth transition and determining the next steps that will meet the needs of residents, staff and families.”