Feds settle Clovis nursing home lawsuit

The Associated Press The owners of a now-defunct Clovis nursing home have agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle a false claims lawsuit. The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced the settlement with Dr. Ali Ghaffari Sr., the medical director of the Buena Vista Retirement Center, and Linda Rose Ghaffari, the nursing home’s […]

Clovis Lions Club meetings relocated

The Clovis Lions Club was forced to find a new meeting location when Golden Corral Restaurant closed its doors Dec. 31.The Lions Club now meets at Dr. Ali Ghaffari’s office, 1501 W. Seventh St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

State awarded control of Clovis nursing home

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Clovis doctor spent years operating a local nursing home, months fighting to keep it and minutes accepting a judge’s decision it was gone. But Dr. Ali Ghaffari said the good memories of Buena Vista Nursing Home will linger for a lifetime. District Judge Stephen Quinn on Thursday afternoon […]

Sex scandal debated

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Dr. Ali Ghaffari, owner of Buena Vista, testifies Saturday during a hearing at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Decisions by state regulators to take over and then shut down Buena Vista Nursing Home had nothing to do with the actions of a state-appointed volunteer who […]

Sex scandal hits Buena Vista nursing home

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A state-appointed volunteer, charged with reporting on the condition of Clovis’ Buena Vista nursing home, solicited sexual favors from nursing home employees, the nursing home’s owner has alleged. A state official said this week she did not know about the allegations, but said the volunteer’s reports played only […]

Buena Vista patients moving

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor State officials plan to relocate residents of a Clovis nursing home within 30 days, claiming the health care facility poses health concerns for its occupants. Wednesday’s decision to move all 19 residents of Buena Vista Nursing Home came after a recent barrage of heavy rainfall compounded existing problems with […]

Nursing home owner tells his side of story

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer When Dr. Ali Ghaffari and his wife moved to Clovis in 1985, starting a facility to help older people was among their goals. “I like helping people,” Ghaffari said. “Me and my wife are both in the medical field; she is a pharmacist, I am a physician. This […]

State may take over nursing home; owner shocked

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis nursing home could be taken over by the state if regulators prove in court that deficiencies at the facility place its more than 30 residents in “immediate jeopardy.” State regulators called a press conference in Santa Fe Thursday to announce that Buena Vista Nursing Home in Clovis is one […]