Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills

Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by this news organization.

The Ohio Department of Health filed a statement of deficiencies for Eaglewood Care Center, 200 Villa Road in Springfield, after the alleged incident.

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Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills

Two Eaglewood residents allegedly took oxycodone pills from a narcotic box left unlocked on a medication cart by a licensed practical nurse on Dec. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Health statement of deficiencies.

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Eaglewood staff declined to comment to this news organization. Wallick Properties Inc., listed as the operator on the state health department’s website, didn’t return calls seeking comment.

The nursing home took several corrective actions after the alleged incident, according to the documents.

For the full story, go to SpringfieldNewsSun.com.

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