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Cumberland Children's Hospital in center of investigation now accepting patients

Posted at 12:12 AM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 10:43:46-04

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. -- A local children's hospital at the center of a Virginia State Police criminal investigation is now accepting new patients again.

A spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Health confirms that the Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents received approval from the state on March 19, to resume admissions.

As CBS 6 first reported back in February,the New Kent facility had voluntarily suspended admitting new patients, after a six month investigation by investigative reporter Laura French uncovered multiple allegations of abuse and neglect.

The Virginia State Police confirm they have been investigating complaints against Cumberland staff members for two and a half years.

That includes sexual abuse accusations against the hospital’s longtime medical director, Dr. Daniel Davidow.

Following our investigation we were told he had taken a temporary leave of absence from his position, and his name has been removed from the staff section of Cumberland’s official website.

CBS 6 inquired if the state is still conducting unannounced inspections of the hospital.

Officials say that they have been suspended due to COVID-19, and that all inspections that were under review have been put on hold because of the pandemic.