This was a story I had been trying to do for more than a month. After getting several tips from people in Rowan County about an ‘incident’ at St. Claire Hospital in Morehead, I finally got the answers I was looking for.
The Department of Health and Human Services wouldn’t allow me to put in a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request until the investigation was complete, whatever that ‘investigation’ was. They couldn’t confirm or deny there was even anything worth looking into. They just told me to call back week after week. Finally, I was given the go ahead to put the request in. A week later, I got the discrepancy report from the state. Here’s what I found: