Minnesota Security Hospital
A mental health advocacy group is calling for changes at Minnesota Security Hospital after an investigation found maltreatment occurred in the death of a patient earlier this year.
The Minnesota Security Hospital is being fined $1,000 after investigators found substantiated maltreatment in an incident that led to the death of a patient. Darnell Dee Whitefeather is charged with murder for allegedly stomping on the head of Michael Francis Douglas in order to get staffers’ attention on Jan. 22. Douglas died from his injuries.
A mentally ill patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital was charged with murder Friday, accused of stomping on another patient’s head as many as 30 times because he was angry at staff and felt he needed to assault someone to get their attention, a criminal complaint said.
A level 3 sex offender will relocate from Golden Valley to Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police.
After months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in over 20 years, reports Minnesota Public Radio.
State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of fines for maltreatment of patients.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the Minnesota Security Hospital that houses patients who have been committed as mentally ill or sexually dangerous is antiquated and in need of upgrades — improvements that he argues are made even more urgent by the recent departures of seven of the facility’s psychiatrists.
A Minnesota hospital has been fined and placed on conditional status after accusations of workers abusing two mentally ill patients.
The new head of the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter used to lead a Maine hospital that was sanctioned by federal regulators for failing to provide a safe workplace for employees.