The changes include leadership replacements and a “safety stand down” in which it will not accept new patients, except for COVID-19 and intensive care admittances.

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia VA hospital has announced a series of changes to “restore trust” in the facility.

A former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center pleaded guilty earlier this year to killing several patients.

The VA recently issued a report focused on patient safety issues and culture.

The changes include leadership replacements and a “safety stand down” in which it will not accept new patients, except for COVID-19 and intensive care admittances.

Former nurse Reta Mays pleaded guilty in July to using insulin doses to kill patients at the center.

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