Oregon State Hospital patient dies at age 48

From The Oregonian, Jan. 3, 2013

OSHAn Oregon State Hospital patient was declared dead Friday after staff discovered him unresponsive during morning rounds at 8 a.m., a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.

The patient’s sister identified him as Christopher Patrick Crawford, 48. He had been a patient at the State Hospital for about two decades, said the sister, Lisa Feehely, of Churchton, Md.

Authorities have not yet confirmed a cause of death, said Rebeka Gipson-King, hospital spokeswoman. The death was reported to the Oregon State Police for investigation per standard procedure, she said.

An autopsy and a toxicology test will be conducted, hospital superintendent Greg Roberts wrote in an e-mail to members of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board late Friday afternoon… Continue reading on OregonLive.com

Patient dies at Ore. psychiatric hospital

From the Albany Democrat Herald, January 03, 2014

An Oregon State Hospital spokeswoman says a 48-year-old male patient at the psychiatric hospital was declared dead after staffers found him unresponsive Friday.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/m8kXab) that a sister of the patient identified him as Christopher Patrick Crawford. Lisa Feehely, of Churchton, Md., says her brother had been a patient at the Salem hospital for about two decades.

Hospital spokeswoman Rebeka Gipson-King says no cause of death has yet been determined. She says the death was reported to Oregon State Police for a standard investigation and the state medical examiner’s office will determine whether an autopsy will be performed.

The spokeswoman says the state Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations will conduct a separate investigation to determine if abuse or neglect occurred.