Leader Links: Center Accused of Mishandling Donated Bodies


By Leader Contributor Emma Horton

There are so many news sources these days that it’s easy to miss out on big or important stories. Here at The Leader, we keep up with all the latest deathcare headlines and put them in one place to make it convenient for you. Here’s a look at what’s been happening in our industry over the past week.

Read about the horrific vandalization of a historic African-American cemetery in Cincinnati. Federal and local authorities are working on the restoration of the cemetery to ensure that all of the individuals who are laid to rest there are respected.

Read about Tennessee’s first public viewing crematory. Trinity Memorial Centers in Kingsport, TN, has attracted the backing of several large investors, giving them a $50 million grant to open the facility.

Learn about a funeral home that was recognized by Google for its veteran-led organization. Christman’s Funeral Home has worked alongside their local national cemetery and provided expert service to veterans’ families after the deaths of their loved ones.

Read about London’s new progressive funeral home Exit Here. After director Oliver Peyton’s father passed away, he recognized the need for more personalized options in the industry and decided to open the business to combat this rising consumer need.

Learn about the settlement an Arizona biological resource center is being forced to pay after its alleged mishandling and abuse of donated bodies. Courts ordered the organization to pay $58 million to the families whose loved ones’ bodies were reportedly used for violent experimentation.

Have any articles, podcasts, TV shows, or other deathcare-related information you think we should know about? Email us at editor@funeralleader.com for the chance to be featured in next week’s article!

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