from Karen L. Bowling, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Health
and Human Resources, regarding the court order of Mr.
Rocco Jesse Zuccaro to return to William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital:
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has collaborated with
Brooke County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Barki to file a motion which will
seek to ensure appropriate placement of Mr. Zuccaro. Patients such as Mr.
Zuccaro, whether forensic or civil commitments, are court-ordered into the
state’s psychiatric facilities. It is critical that all affected parties
are focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of all patients who enter
commend the staff at Sharpe Hospital, as well as the leadership of Commissioner
Vickie Jones and Kim Walsh, Acting CEO of Sharpe, for their commitment and
dedication to serving our patients. I appreciate the assistance and hard work of the West Virginia State Police in this matter.
Allison C. Adler ■ DHHR Director of Communications ■ (304) 558-7899 ■ firstname.lastname@example.org