The employee has been identified as Ruben Fetty. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has confirmed the employee has resigned.
State Police are investigating an employee of Bateman Hospital for improper conduct involving patients.
Details are limited at this time, however police say both the employee and the hospital are being cooperative. According to police, the employee is no longer working at the hospital while the investigation is ongoing.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling released this brief statement regarding the incident: "We have contacted the authorities and are fully cooperating with the police investigation. The protection of our patients is of the utmost importance."
We will update you with the latest information as this investigation unfolds.
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