Head of Cherry Hospital steps down

GOLDSBORO Cherry Hospital has been under fire since a video was released that showed a 50-year-old dying patient was largely ignored by staff members. Three workers were fired and others disciplined.

The federal government even stopped its insurance payments to the facility in September because it said conditions were dangerous for patients.

The DHHS says day-to-day management of the hospital will now be overseen by an independent management team retained by DHHS. It's working to try and get federal funding reestablished.

DHHS has already started advertising for a new director.

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