The state psychiatric hospital in Salem could lose its ability to bill Medicare for services if it doesn’t correct security issues federal regulators identified during an inspection.
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Changes to the state hospital’s operations follow an order by federal officials to fix its transportation protocols so no more patients escape.
Two weeks after an “extremely dangerous” man facing felony charges escaped from the Oregon State Hospital in a state-owned van, federal health authorities ordered immediate changes to ensure the secure transport of patients, especially those involved in the criminal justice system.
Marion County on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Health Authority in a bid to force the state to treat patients accused of crimes
Disability Rights Oregon says Marion County judges are undermining an agreement to ease crowding in the Oregon State Hospital
Oregon State Hospital largely passed its latest federal inspection but fell short of requirements for cleanliness, food storage and safety and following up on patient grievances, inspectors said in a report. The 39-page December report, which the Capital Chronicle obtained in a records request, was part of a follow-up to[Read More…]
A federal court order that requires the Oregon State Hospital to discharge patients on tight deadlines sparked concerns in criminal justice system.
The workplace safety agency cited the state-run hospital following a recent inspection, saying the vast majority of staff injuries are not being properly investigated. The hospital was previously cited in 2020 for similar issues.
A complaint filed in March alleged employees and patients were involved in violent altercations multiple times a week, according to the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
As Oregon State Hospital halts admissions due to coronavirus outbreak, staff shortage poses mounting challenges
Oregon State Hospital (Salem Reporter/file) Coronavirus cases at the Oregon State Hospital are rising quickly, as the number of infected patients doubled in the past week amid an outbreak in an admissions unit. The spike in cases has prompted the hospital to suspend admissions until Dec. 15. Hospital administrators have[Read More…]