BuzzFeed Investigative report: Locked On The Psych Ward

Mental Health Task Force Update

See the link below to a yearlong BuzzFeed News investigation — “based on interviews with 175 current and former Universal Health Services (UHS) staff, including 18 executives who ran UHS hospitals; more than 120 additional interviews with patients, government investigators, and other experts; and a cache of internal documents — raises grave questions about the extent to which those profits were achieved at the expense of patients. Current and former employees from at least 10 UHS hospitals in nine states said they were under pressure to fill beds by almost any method — which sometimes meant exaggerating people’s symptoms or twisting their words to make them seem suicidal — and to hold them until their insurance payments ran out. “ (Adams, 12/7) Note that UHS is one of the national entities under consideration to provide inpatient services in Milwaukee.

BuzzFeed: Locked On The Psych Ward

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230, Milwaukee, WI 53214
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