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February 8, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
A West Hills mental hospital sanctioned by Los Angeles County for patient-care violations that included sexual misconduct has been cited by state officials for another series of problems, including failure to perform psychiatric evaluations, inadequate staffing and improper administration of drugs, according to documents released Friday.
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February 8, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
A West Hills mental hospital sanctioned by Los Angeles County for patient-care violations that included sexual misconduct has been cited by state officials for another series of problems, including failure to perform psychiatric evaluations, inadequate staffing and improper administration of drugs, according to documents released Friday.
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October 31, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Citing poor supervision at a West Hills psychiatric hospital where two teenage patients were assaulted, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is planning to strip the private facility of its ability to treat some patients, officials said Wednesday. Under such a mandate, Pine Grove Hospital would lose its ability to detain and treat mentally ill patients admitted involuntarily, said David Meyer, the agency's chief deputy director.
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September 7, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old boy is facing up to eight years behind bars for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl while the two were patients at a West Hills psychiatric hospital, authorities said. The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, allegedly attacked the victim Aug. 13 at Pine Grove Hospital, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Frances Young said.
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October 31, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Citing poor supervision at a West Hills psychiatric hospital where two teenage patients were assaulted, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is planning to strip the private facility of its ability to treat some patients, officials said Wednesday. Under such a mandate, Pine Grove Hospital would lose its ability to detain and treat mentally ill patients admitted involuntarily, said David Meyer, the agency's chief deputy director.
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October 24, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Prompted by allegations of patient sexual abuse and the conviction of former hospital workers on molestation charges, state health officials this week launched a broad investigation to determine if Pine Grove Hospital is fit to receive federal health-care funds. The California Department of Health Services began an on-site review Monday of the private West Hills psychiatric hospital.
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October 23, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
A second former employee of Pine Grove Hospital has been prosecuted for having sex with an underage patient he met at the mental institution, which is under investigation by county officials because of a number of other sexual misconduct allegations.
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October 25, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Following on the heels of state and county investigations, a national agency that inspects hospitals opened a new inquiry Thursday into sexual misconduct at Pine Grove Hospital in West Hills.
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November 28, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A West Hills psychiatric hospital is confronting its third negligence lawsuit in two years stemming from allegations of inappropriate sexual encounters between employees and patients. But attorneys say the latest lawsuit has been stayed because Pine Grove Hospital's parent company, Doctors Community Healthcare Corp., filed for bankruptcy earlier this month.
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October 25, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Following on the heels of state and county investigations, a national agency that inspects hospitals opened a new inquiry Thursday into sexual misconduct at Pine Grove Hospital in West Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Prompted by allegations of patient sexual abuse and the conviction of former hospital workers on molestation charges, state health officials this week launched a broad investigation to determine if Pine Grove Hospital is fit to receive federal health-care funds. The California Department of Health Services began an on-site review Monday of the private West Hills psychiatric hospital.
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October 23, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
A second former employee of Pine Grove Hospital has been prosecuted for having sex with an underage patient he met at the mental institution, which is under investigation by county officials because of a number of other sexual misconduct allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old boy is facing up to eight years behind bars for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl while the two were patients at a West Hills psychiatric hospital, authorities said. The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, allegedly attacked the victim Aug. 13 at Pine Grove Hospital, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Frances Young said.
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October 31, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Citing poor supervision at a West Hills psychiatric hospital where two teenage patients were assaulted, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is planning to strip the private facility of its ability to treat some patients, officials said Wednesday. Under such a mandate, Pine Grove Hospital would lose its ability to detain and treat mentally ill patients admitted involuntarily, said David Meyer, the agency's chief deputy director.
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October 8, 1998 | HOLLY EDWARDS
Feeling hopeless, worthless, restless and irritable? You're not alone. About 17 million Americans suffer from some form of depression each year, but fewer than half seek help, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. To help spread the word about signs and symptoms of depression, three Valley agencies will offer free depression screenings today in observance of National Depression Screening Day. Screenings will be offered at: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501 S.
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