Beatrice SDC tries to shed troubled past

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June 23rd, 2010

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The Beatrice State Developmental Center has had a tumultuous history, but a new CEO wants to revamp the center's image (Photo credit UNL)

Omaha, NE – The Beatrice State Developmental Center has had a tumultuous few years – facing wrongful death lawsuits over inadequate care, the loss of its Medicaid license, and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of neglect and abuse. But the center’s new CEO wants to transform the center’s image. A year into his new job, Dan Howell hosted an open house, showcasing a new greenhouse at the center, and a new, community-based focus.

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