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A former contract nurse at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital was arrested on the charge of first-degree murder in an incident unrelated to the hospital.
Tamra Jo Garvin was arrested on Nov. 7 and her “assignment at Sharpe Hospital was terminated, effective Nov. 8th,” according to a statement from the Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Interim Cabinet Secretary, Sherri Young.
Sharpe Hospital is an acute care psychiatric facility under the direction of the West Virginia DHHR. The facility has come under scrutiny in the past few years over its alleged mistreatment of patients.
Young’s statement goes on to explain that before Garvin was hired at Sharpe Hospital, she underwent “a comprehensive fingerprint-based federal and state background check through WV CARES.”
This screening revealed no cause for concern at the time, but Young stated WV Cares monitors criminal records and notifies authorities of any changes in criminal record information.
Garvin is currently being held in the Central Regional Jail.