Latest Psychiatric hospital Stories

2010-05-06 08:55:00

Measures Address Seclusion and Restraints WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum has endorsed two inpatient psychiatric measures that focus on quality improvement in psychiatric hospitals and general hospitals with psychiatric units.

2010-03-23 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement from Mark Covall, President/CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems on the signing into law of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590)(1): Today President Barack Obama signed into law The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590).

2010-01-29 07:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mental health advocacy and provider communities in Pennsylvania support the decision by the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to close Allentown State Hospital (ASH), an institution for people who have mental illnesses.

2010-01-08 11:21:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the U.S.

2009-01-15 17:57:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement with the State of Georgia regarding the conditions at Georgia's seven psychiatric hospitals.

2008-10-17 00:00:16

A fire at a secure British psychiatric unit in north London gutted the building, officials said. About 70 patients and staff members were safely evacuated from the unit at Chase Farm Hospital, The Daily Mail reported. The fire was reported just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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