Local & Regional
Sat January 4, 2014
Documents: 7 Disciplined by NORCE in Past 5 Years
ENID, Okla. (AP) — Documents show the Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid has disciplined at least seven employees in the past five years — including firing three — for abuse or neglect of patients.
The documents obtained by The Enid News and Eagle show the fired workers had direct care of the developmentally disabled patients living at the center.
One was fired in 2011 for misconduct, neglect and maltreatment after she watched a client hurt himself; another was fired in 2009 after grabbing a patient by the loops of her protective helmet and pulling her up from a couch. The third was fired in 2008 before his probationary period ended. No reason was given for the dismissal.
NORCE is scheduled to close in 2015 and residents must be placed in other housing.
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