Apr 24, 2015 5:50 PM

Troubled neurorehabilitation center in Effingham appoints new leadership

The Associated Press

CONCORD — Following months of scrutiny over reports of abuse and neglect, an Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is appointing new leadership.

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center announced Friday the appointment of Patricia Reed, a former employee of the state health department's Bureau of Behavioral Health, as executive director. Joy Kiely will take on the role of director of special education at the Lakeview School.

Evidence of abuse and neglect, including instances of residents harming instructors and each other, were revealed last fall in complaints from the Disability Rights Center. The state has since conducted its own investigations, and the facility is in the process of implementing a corrective action plan.

New Hampshire's education commissioner recently ordered all of the state's students at Lakeview's school to be sent elsewhere.


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