News Articles on Unity Center for Behavioral Health

Name of Facility: Unity Center for Behavioral Health

Location: Portland, OR, USA

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OrgeonLive/The Oregonian, “Serious safety problems plague Portland’s premier mental health center, state investigation shows,” August 2018: “State investigators have placed Portland’s premier psychiatric crisis center on notice that it could lose its federal certification as early as next month unless it fixes widespread safety problems that allowed patient harm in repeated cases, including attempted suicide and at least one death from alleged medical neglect. The Oregon Health Authority released a 105-page list of issues at Unity after The Oregonian/OregonLive filed a public records request.”

News Articles on Livonia COPE

Name of Facility: Livonia Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE)

Location: Livonia, MI, USA

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The Detroit News, “4 charged with abuse at Livonia mental health site,” July 2018: “Four workers at a Livonia psychiatric facility were charged Wednesday in connection with the physical abuse of three male patients at the facility, while a doctor and a nurse were charged with failing to report the abuse.”

The Detroit News, “2 face felony trials in alleged patient abuse,” July 2018: “Dixon and Jackson will be tried on two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm by strangulation, plus misdemeanor charges of third-degree abuse of a vulnerable adult.”

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 Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

Name of Facility: Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

Location: Columbus, OH, USA

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WOSU Public Media (WOSU Radio), “Disability Group Asks Ohio To Protect Patients At Columbus Psychiatric Hospital,” May 2018: “Disability Rights Ohio released a report this week calling attention to Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry’s violations of treatment standards and patient safety – including allegations of physical and sexual abuse.”

News Articles on Arkansas State Hospital

Name of Facility: Arkansas State Hospital

Location: Little Rock, AK, USA

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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, “Ex-patient OK’d to testify in Arkansas hospital worker’s sex assault trial,” March 2018: “…Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims ruled Monday that the 35-year-old North Little Rock woman with schizophrenia could testify against the North Little Rock man at his trial over allegations he sexually assaulted another patient last year… Davis is charged with third-degree sexual assault.”

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, “Former Arkansas State Hospital worker to file as sex offender; no contest pleaded in patient assault,” March 2018: “A former State Hospital worker…  will have to register as a sex offender after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor sex charge, reduced from felony sexual assault.”

News Articles on Bon Secours Community Hospital – Port Jervis

Name of Facility: Bon Secours Community Hospital (Port Jervis location)

Location: Port Jervis, NY, USA

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Times Herald-Record, Town of Wallkill man arraigned in psych ward sex-assault case,” February 2018: “A Town of Wallkill man was arraigned Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a patient in the hospital psychiatric ward where he worked… Chief Trial Assistant District Attorney John Geidel told Judge William DeProspo that the conduct happened in March 2016.”

News Articles on Delaware Psychiatric Center

Name of Facility: Delaware Psychiatric Center

Location: New Castle, DE, USA

Articles

  • Washington Post, “Ex-psychiatric hospital workers plead to criminal charges,” February 2018:  “Prosecutors said the three did not check on a 38-year-old male patient as required in December 2016, but signed logs indicating they had done so. The man died. Another former DPC worker… who worked as a security guard pleaded no contest to patient abuse for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a DPC patient last summer.”