News Articles on Cox Medical Center South

Name of Facility: Cox Medical Center South

Location: Springfield, MO, USA

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Springfield News-Leader, “Cox violated federal rights by holding patient against his will, report says,” May 2018: “A patient on suicide watch was “was forced to use a plastic bottle to urinate in because hospital staff refused to let him leave his bed… or an alarm would sound. He could not have visitors, leave his room or the hospital, and he was told he was under a 96-hour court-ordered psychiatric hold. ”

Article contains brief description, including method, of why the patient was on suicide watch. Could not find another article to link to.

News Articles on Mercy Springfield

Name of Facility: Mercy Springfield

Location: Springfield, MO, USA

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News Articles on Sharpe Hospital

Name of Facility: Sharpe Hospital

Location: Weston, WV, USA

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News Articles on Kingwood Pines

Name of Facility: Kingwood Pines

Location: Kingwood, TX, USA

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  • Houston Chronicle, “Rape allegations embroil Kingwood Pines psychiatric hospital in Houston,” January 2018: Two teen girls allege sexual assault by other patients resulting from inadequate safety measures. “A Houston Chronicle review… portrays an understaffed facility that has failed to watch over patients, leaving the most vulnerable among them open to further victimization.”

News Articles on Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Name of Facility: Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Location: Oshkosh, WI, USA

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Oshkosh Northwestern, “Oshkosh mental health center makes changes after death,” August 2015: “The citations were for inadequately documenting of nursing care; not following a sufficiently individualized treatment plan; and using a restraint incompatible with a pre-existing medical condition. Erik Haak, 33, died as the result of a June 5 incident at the center, during which staff members were trying to restrain him and he stopped breathing.”

Wisconsin State Journal, “Feds sanction Winnebago Mental Health Institute, could halt Medicare contract,” May 2018: “Inspectors issued 48 citations to Winnebago in December and February for a variety of problems, including noncompliance with five Medicare rules. The violations involve improper patient care, inadequate nursing staff, poor oversight of medical staff, an unsafe physical environment and other concerns.”

 

News Articles on Magnolia Behavioral Hospital of East Texas

Name of Hospital: Magnolia Behavioral Hospital of East Texas (formerly Behavioral Hospital of Longview)

Location: Longview, TX, USA

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  • Longview News-Journal, “Medicare out at Longview mental hospital,” July 2016: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pulled funding from the hospital. The hospital failed to meet several provisions, including those involving patient rights, nursing services, and physical environment.

(The hospital re-opened in December 2016 under its new name).

News Articles on Park Royal Hospital

Name of Hospital: Park Royal Hospital

Location: Fort Myers, FL, USA

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NBC2, “Park Royal employee accused of sexual assault against patients,” September 2013: “A healthcare worker tasked with taking care of the mentally ill is now accused of inappropriate acts with his patients. Deputies say Benjamin Bland sexually assaulted five people at Park Royal Hospital.”

Press News, “Park Royal Hospital sexual abuse lawsuit settled,” June 2016: The former patients sexually abused in the 2013 case above settled a lawsuit against the facility.

Press News, Park Royal Hospital patient care deficiencies highlighted in federal inspection report,” November 2017: “Park Royal Hospital, the region’s only inpatient psychiatric health center, was too short-staffed to properly supervise patients, ignored their complaints, and had poor quality control procedures in place, federal inspectors concluded in a recently published report,” including not following up on patient complaints and physical restraint issues.

Press News, “Park Royal Hospital, Fort Myers’ only psychiatric hospital, gets a new leader,” February 2018: “Last month, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated an alleged sexual assault on a patient. It is also looking into the deaths of two patients who had recently been brought in for involuntary mental health evaluations under the state’s Baker Act.”