Psychiatric Patients

Read: Psychiatric Patient Attacks Washington Hospital Nurse

Psychiatric Patient Attacks Washington Hospital Nurse

A psychiatric ward patient attacked a nurse by biting off her earlobe in the latest attack on a staff member at Western State Hospital.

Read: Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

Whittier Hospital Locked Down When Man Shoots Himself in Parking Lot

The patient who shot himself had been admitted to the hospital that day for a psychiatric evaluation for depression issues.

Read: Shots Fired at Los Angeles Hospital, Suspect Arrested

Shots Fired at Los Angeles Hospital, Suspect Arrested

Kaiser Permanente staff and patients evacuated or sheltered in place after a disgruntled male in the mental health unit fired six or seven rounds.

Read: AP: Western State Hospital Put Patients, Staff at Risk for Years

AP: Western State Hospital Put Patients, Staff at Risk for Years

A recent federal inspection supports claims that Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash., neglected patients for years and punished staff for speaking out.

Read: Patient Attacks Security Officer with Light Bulb in Escape Attempt

Patient Attacks Security Officer with Light Bulb in Escape Attempt

The patient was attempting to escape a locked unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest when he allegedly slashed the officer’s arm with a light bulb.

Read: OWAL Helps Westchester Center Improve Safety, Efficiencies

OWAL Helps Westchester Center Improve Safety, Efficiencies

Facial recognition technology has allowed the Westchester Center for Independent & Assisted Living to protect against patient elopement and better manage schedules.

Read: Man Charged with Homicide in Hospital Security Officer’s Death

Man Charged with Homicide in Hospital Security Officer’s Death

The security officer died a month after collapsing during an altercation with a psychiatric patient at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital.

Read: Video: Woman Attacked by Patient at Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn

Video: Woman Attacked by Patient at Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn

The 19-year-old woman filed a civil complaint against Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, claiming she was attacked because she is Muslim and the hospital failed to protect her.

Read: B.C. Nurses Union to Press Charges Against Abusive Patients

B.C. Nurses Union to Press Charges Against Abusive Patients

The measure follows years of the union pushing for better hospital security and nurse training.

Read: Whiting Forensic to Separate from Conn. Valley Hospital Amid Abuse Probe

Whiting Forensic to Separate from Conn. Valley Hospital Amid Abuse Probe

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed an order to separate the mental health unit following serious patient abuse allegations involving 41 employees.

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