Nurse charged in death of H. R. McMaster Sr. at Cathedral Village

Philly.com | 5/10/2018 | Staff
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The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Thursday charged a licensed practical nurse with involuntary manslaughter in the April 13 death of Herbert R. McMaster Sr. in the nursing home at Cathedral Village, in the Upper Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

Christann S. Gainey, 30, was also charged with neglect of a care-dependent person and tampering with records for allegedly failing to provide appropriate care to McMaster, the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster Jr., after he fell in his room and hit his head, according to an eight-page criminal complaint.

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The South Philadelphia resident then allegedly falsified records to make it seem as if she had completed the required neurological checks on McMaster, going so far as to mark one as done at 7:20 a.m. on April 13, 20 minutes after the 84-year-old was found dead in his wheelchair.

“I falsified that one,” Gainey told Cathedral Village’s assistant director of nursing, “because I didn’t want the next nurse to have to do them,” according to the complaint.

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McMaster went to Cathedral Village, a nonprofit retirement community owned by Presbyterian Senior Living, on...
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