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03/13/09 — Patient death at O'Berry labeled 'unexpected'

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Patient death at O'Berry labeled 'unexpected'

By Phyllis Moore and Catharin Shepard
Published in News on March 13, 2009 1:46 PM

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Officials are investigating the death of a female patient Wednesday at O'Berry Center. Calling it "unexpected" and "unusual," officials say four employees have been placed on paid investigatory leave while state and federal officials look into the incident. State officials say they do not suspect patient abuse.

Four employees at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center are on paid investigatory leave following the death of a female facility resident Wednesday evening. But, while a state report classifies the death as "unexpected," and officials are calling it "unusual," they...

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