Beatrice SDC tries to shed troubled past
June 23rd, 2010
First Place Winner, Hard Feature, Northwest Broadcast News Association
Omaha, NE – The Beatrice State Developmental Center has had a tumultuous few years – facing wrongful death lawsuits over inadequate care, the loss of its Medicaid license, and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of neglect and abuse. But the centerâ€™s new CEO wants to transform the centerâ€™s image. A year into his new job, Dan Howell hosted an open house, showcasing a new greenhouse at the center, and a new, community-based focus.
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