Former administrator of the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow is proving to be an odd fellow indeed. According to Valley News, Leslie Anne Whittington was suspended for unprofessional conduct. Whittington served as the home’s administrator from 2006 to 2010 where she engaged in a number of questionable behaviors and decisions, including when Whittington went “beyond her scope of ability and training.” Whittington also disagreed with a doctor’s order about a dying patient’s medication and recommending falsely diagnosing patients so they would be moved to psychiatric facilities.
The court agreed with original findings that Whittington had engaged in a number of activities of improper conduct and improperly interfering with medication administration. However, the Vermont Supreme Court held the punishment may have been too harsh. The court overturned Whittington’s five-year license suspension and returned that issue to the administrative law officer to re-examine.
Why would anyone allow her to operate a nursing home again?