MN Contests Safety Violations At St. Peter Security HospitalThe Minnesota Department of Human Services is contesting citations it received earlier this month for workplace safety violations at the state's largest hospital for people considered mentally ill and dangerous.
Escaped Patient Returned To Minnesota Security Hospital
Dayton Calls Psychiatric Hospital Where Series Of Assaults Reported 'Obsolete'State officials are investigating the latest in a series of assaults at Minnesota's largest psychiatric hospital in St. Peter. Gov. Mark Dayton said the Minnesota Security Hospital needs an urgent fix. Dozens of staff workers have been injured at the facility this year.
St. Peter Hospital Worker Hurt After Attack By PatientA female staff member at the state hospital in St. Peter is being treated for injuries after being assaulted by a 16-year-old patient. The Minnesota Department of Human Services is investigating the incident at the Minnesota Security Hospital.
Family Of Man Committed For Killing Parents Objects To His ReleaseA Minnesota man who killed his parents 16 years ago is expected to be released from a state hospital soon. Richard Happ has been a resident at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter since he was 30 years old.
Security Hospital Seeks $10.4M In Emergency Funding A Minnesota lawmaker says the state's largest psychiatric hospital will soon run out of money without an emergency infusion.
Mental Health Group Seeks Security Hospital ChangeA 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.
Security Hospital Fined For January Patient DeathThe 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.
Man Charged In Death Of Security Hospital Patient 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.
High-Risk Sex Offender To Move From Golden Valley To Mpls.A level 3 sex offender will relocate from Golden Valley to Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police.
OSHA Inspectors Make Surprise Visit To Troubled St. Peter HospitalAfter months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in over 20 years, reports Minnesota Public Radio.
State Says It's Easing Some Restraints For Mentally IllState 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.
Dayton: Minnesota Security Hospital Needs Upgrades 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.
Hospital Fined For Abuse Of Mentally Ill PatientsA Minnesota hospital has been fined and placed on conditional status after accusations of workers abusing two mentally ill patients.
Official Defends New Head Of MN Security HospitalThe 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.