Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Study Sees Progress at Iowa Resource Center

DES MOINES, Iowa - An independent review released Monday of a southwest Iowa center for the mentally disabled is urging improved staff training and hiring of top leaders.
Gov. Chet Culver ordered the review of the Glenwood Resource Center after 12 deaths in the past year at the facility, which cares for more than 300 people with mental disabilities. The center is in Glenwood, about 110 miles southwest of Des Moines.
Pennsylvania-based Liberty Healthcare's report was generally positive but called for hiring permanent leaders and improving training in lifesaving techniques as well as efforts to reduce assaults between patients. Glenwood has had an acting superintendent for more than a year.

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