Philadelphia: Friends Hospital Cited for Patient Neglect

This occurred in 2009. Since I missed it, here it is.

According to Tom Avril of the Inquirer,

“Friends Hospital, the historic psychiatric treatment center in Northeast Philadelphia, has replaced its chief executive officer after state and city regulators accused the facility of inadequate oversight of patients, including one who committed suicide.

The officials’ concerns focused on the hospital’s “crisis response center” – the equivalent of an emergency room – where the patient committed suicide in April. Separately, Delaware County stopped referring patients to the inpatient unit at Friends because of the suicide, general security concerns, and “allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior,” a county official said.”

Full Story: Troubled Hospital

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