Eight of 9 nurses resign from ND nursing home

Associated Press

RICHARDTON, N.D. (AP) — Eight of the nine nurses at a nursing home in the southwest North Dakota town of Richardton have resigned.

Richardton Health Center Board President John Gengler tells The Dickinson Press that the resignation letters cited "a number of things as far as how the facility was being operated." He says the board is looking into the matter.

Former Director of Nursing Denise Beckler cites "problems with administration" that interfered with patient and staff care as her reason for leaving.

Administrator Lynn Blakeman says it's not uncommon to have turnover and that residents will be well taken care of. Gengler says four positions have been filled and two of the nurses who resigned have asked to be reconsidered for positions.