Wilmington, NC (March 1, 2012)
– Staff and Management at RHA Health
Services are saddened to report that a minor aged resident of RHA's Wilmington
respite home died tragically Wednesday morning after suffering an apparent
seizure on a school bus that was taking her to Rachel Freeman School.
As with all children who ride
school buses, no adults other than school personnel, are allowed onto the bus.
RHA Health Services is conducting its own internal investigation and providing
state agencies and law enforcement with information as requested.
RHA Health Services provides a
variety of services for adults and children with Intellectual and developmental
disabilities and needs for supported living in North Carolina.
RHA Health Services is committed
to serving people with special needs and is accredited by the Council on
Quality and Leadership. In addition to extensive training and background
checks, all employees of RHA Health Services are required to follow a strict
code of conduct and comply with a formal Corporate Compliance Program.
"Employees of RHA Health Services meet and exceed guidelines as dictated by the company's Code of Conduct. We approach everything we do with integrity and respect for the individuals we support," said Gordon J. Simmons, CEO, RHA Health Services.
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