Centerville nursing home fined after death of patient

A Centerville nursing home has been fined $8,000 after a woman who could not breathe died in front of family members.

The Associated Press reports that regulators were concerned about the circumstances in the June 22 death of Barbara Logsdon.

The 64-year-old woman was under a doctor's order to have her airway suctioned periodically to clear phlegm, but regulators say the Golden Age Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to do that before her death.

And because two of Logsdon's family members work at the home, they were present for her death.

Michael Hamm, who runs the nursing home company that owns the Centerville facility, declined to comment on Logsdon's death.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.