CEO of Menlo Park veterans home called to resign over handling of COVID-19 outbreak

There are some calls for the head of the New Jersey Veterans Home at Menlo Park to resign after 62 residents died from COVID-19 complications.

News 12 Staff

Aug 18, 2020, 1:59 AM

Updated 1,337 days ago

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There are some calls for the head of the New Jersey Veterans Home at Menlo Park to resign after 62 residents died from COVID-19 complications.
Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald Rios is leading the charge to get the CEO ousted.
News 12 New Jersey’s Walt Kane first broke the story of the outbreak at the facility in a series of Kane In Your Corner investigations.
Staff members told Kane that sick and healthy patients were housed together, rooms were not properly cleaned and other infection control protocols were not followed.
The Menlo Park facility was one of the long-term care homes that were scrutinized at a legislative hearing last week.
Rios said that the testimony at the hearing, “Made it clear to me that the leadership of this facility is not equipped to handle this pandemic and that the CEO of Menlo Park Veteran’s Home must resign.”
A spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs says that the department fully supports the CEOs of all three state-run veterans homes.


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