Logo

‘MTSU On the Record’ guest dissects serial murders in health care

The possibility of murderers lurking in hospital halls and nursing homes was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record.”

Bruce Sackman

Bruce Sackman

Host Gina Logue’s interview with private investigator Bruce Sackman first aired April 4 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Sackman will deliver the spring address in the William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lectureship series, “Serial Killers in Health Care,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Student Union Ballroom.

FIRE logoMTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, or FIRE, presents the Bass Legends lecture series each semester.

For 32 years, Sackman served as the special agent in charge of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Northeast field office in the criminal investigations division of the Office of Inspector General.

Until he retired in May 2005, he was responsible for all major criminal investigations from West Virginia to Maine in VA facilities.

Sackman also was responsible for supervising the nation’s first homicide conviction in connection with pharmaceutical research.

“The overwhelming majority of health care professionals are honest, hard-working, dedicated people,” said Sackman. “In fact, that’s how we find out about these suspicious deaths.”

Since 1970, Sackman said, there have been 317 confirmed deaths and 2,113 suspicious deaths associated with 54 convictions of health care providers.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.