Whistleblowing Hebert nurse out of work and license in jeopardy

I followed the law and it didn’t work.’
By GERRY GOLDSTEIN, Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent

SMITHFIELD – Psychiatric nurse Jeannine Peterson, a rock-climber when she’s not in uniform, is accustomed to scaling barriers, but she hasn’t been able to get past the fallout from her latest role in life: whistleblower.

It was a phone call from the 59-year-old Peterson that set into motion a recent investigation of sexual abuse that almost cost the Hebert Nursing Home its status as Medicare and Medicaid provider.

So far the only result, as far she’s concerned, is the satisfaction of believing that she did the right thing.


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