Tag Archives: Oregon State Hospital

No room at Oregon State Hospital means long seclusion for people with mental illness

Curry County Pilot January 26, 2016 Patients being assessed for their mental health can be held up to five days — not 30 — in Curry General Hospital’s “hold room,” but must be transported somewhere else when that time is … Continue reading

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Lawsuit claims Oregon State Hospital retaliated against Chris Crawford, killing him

From The Oregonian, January 5, 2016 READ – Crawford v. Oregon Health Authority (PDF) An $8.8 million lawsuit filed this week accuses the Oregon State Hospital of causing the death of one of its psychiatric patients after it retaliated against him … Continue reading

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Into the institution: Hospitalization, communities and mental health

Eugene Weekly, Sept. 24, 2015 Last week I walked through the hallways of the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City. It felt like being locked into a Holiday Inn Suites … with psychiatric workers keeping an eye on you. Earlier in … Continue reading

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Oregon State Hospital patient newsletters

Off and on over it’s 150 year history the administrators of the Oregon State Hospital have felt sufficiently safe and cosy to allow patients at the hospital to write, draw, type, publish and distribute their own newsletter. A newsletter about … Continue reading

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Cremains of 18 veterans who died at OSH will finally be buried

Statesman Journal, May 21, 2015 Thanks to the diligent work of the Oregon State Hospital and the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the cremains of 18 military veterans and two spouses of veterans will be interred with full military honors … Continue reading

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Springfield community in NIMBY-fueled dither over former state hospital inmates living nearby

The Register-Guard, April 21, 2015 Last month, Kim Gutierrez, a mother of three girls, moved out of a home she has rented for several years in a neighborhood she loved. “I no longer feel safe here,” Gutierrez said. “I hate … Continue reading

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AMH director wants “aid and assist” law changed, so more can be treated in community

The Lund Report, Oct. 9, 2014 The director for the state Addictions and Mental Health Division laid down a concrete proposal at Tuesday’s Oregon Health Policy Board meeting that could go a long way toward reforming the Oregon mental health … Continue reading

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Memorial held for Oregon State Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Steven Fritz

Willamette Week, Sept. 28, 2014 The family of City Commissioner Amanda Fritz celebrated the life of Dr. Steven Fritz at a public memorial service at Terry Schrunk Plaza downtown [the evening of September 28].  All are invited to attend the … Continue reading

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