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2008-07-08 00:00:04

By David B. Caruso NEW YORK When staffers at a Brooklyn hospital spotted a middle- aged woman lying face-down on a waiting room floor last month, it hardly seemed like cause for alarm. The sight, after all, was common in the psychiatric emergency room at Kings County Hospital Center.

2008-07-05 00:00:03

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - When staffers at a Brooklyn hospital spotted a middle-aged woman lying face-down on a waiting room floor last month, it hardly seemed like cause for alarm. The sight, after all, was common in the psychiatric emergency room at Kings County Hospital Center.

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2008-07-04 13:10:00

A study found growing discontent with the way U.S. emergency rooms handle psychiatric care.

2008-07-04 09:00:03

Six hospital employees were fired after a woman died in a Brooklyn, N.Y., hospital waiting room. By David B.

2008-07-04 06:00:58

By Michael Biesecker, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 4--BUTNER -- State mental health officials said Thursday that they are finally ready to move patients into North Carolina's newest psychiatric hospital -- a project dogged by doubt, delays, cost overruns and safety concerns.

2008-07-04 03:00:24

By Sherry Jacobson, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 4--Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas quietly closed its inpatient psychiatric unit last week, eliminating nine beds reserved for mental-health patients.

2008-07-03 21:00:22

By Michael Biesecker, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 3--BUTNER -- State mental health officials said today they are finally ready to move patients into North Carolina's newest psychiatric hospital -- a project dogged by doubt, delays, cost overruns and safety concerns.

2008-07-03 09:01:19

A MENTALLY ill man who stabbed a woman working in a Middlesbrough department store has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Diagnosed schizophrenic Paul Dempsey, pictured, 33, launched the attack in the Binns store days after his release from a psychiatric ward.

2008-07-01 18:00:29

Lawyers suing a New York hospital have released video that allegedly shows a patient lying ignored on the floor in the psychiatric emergency unit. Esmin Green died June 19 while waiting for a bed in the inpatient unit at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

2008-07-01 15:00:54

By Hilary Waldman, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul.


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