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Uneasy about hospital care? Headlines suggest you should be

March 3, 2009 | 11:45 am

For a disquieting portrait of a psychiatric hospital, check out today's story on Aurora Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena.

The story, "Inspectors Found Problems Persisted at Pasadena Psychiatric Hospital,"  details the death of a 26-year-old patient who apparently wasn't checked on for 24 hours, the habit by some employees of sleeping on the job — even, police have said, as a teenager was raped nearby — and the problems for one 79-year-old Vietnamese woman who seems to have lacked an interpreter.

Then, contributing to a general sense of unease about our hospitals, there's this: "California Hospitals Fined for License Deficiencies" and, of course, "Half of Nation's Hospitals Running Losses". The latter states that many are planning service and staffing cuts.

— Tami Dennis

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Hey Tami - Thanks for your attention on the Las Encinas Hospital. Who's driving the bus there? What's being done about this? People are dying here under the care of so-called doctors. I'm not saying the patients were in any better shape as addicts, but maybe they'd still be alive!



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