Tuesday, August 30, 2011

4th Nurse Admits Patient Abuse

Another nurse admitted to charges that she did not provide proper care for an incapacitated patient at the Northwoods Rehabilitation Center in Schaghticoke two years ago.

Licensed practical nurse Lisa Sousie of Troy appeared before Rensselaer County Judge Andrew Ceresia and pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree falsification of business records, a misdemeanor.

Sousie will be sentenced Oct. 12 to three years of probation, suspension of her nursing license, and she must cooperate and provide testimony in any potential upcoming trial in the case, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

Sousie was one of nine nurses and aides at the facility named in a 175-count indictment charging them with neglecting a 53-year-old patient identified as "SB" during six weeks in March and April 2009.

Investigators set up a hidden camera in the patient's room. What they saw led to the March 31, 2010, charges of not properly caring for the patient and faking records to make it appear they did.

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Fourth Nurse Admits Patient Abuse


Betty said...

I can't imagine how awful it was there for the patients.

Anonymous said...

This is typical. There should be cameras in every room.