Tag Archives: Oregon State Hospital

Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest

How Portland and Oregon Have Historically Dealt with Mental Illness—and What It Means for Us Today The Portland Mercury, Oct. 5, 2016 One of the oldest mental hospitals in the US is the still-standing Friends Hospital in Philadelphia. Founded in … Continue reading

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Opinion: More options, not more beds

The Register-Guard, April 21, 2016 When a state psychiatric hospital has empty beds, it’s a good sign for Oregon’s health system and for people who struggle with mental illness. While a March 22 Register-Guard story focused on unopened beds at … Continue reading

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Junction City institution remains costly and half occupied step backwards

The Lund Report, April 13, 2016 The view from behind the gray concrete walls of the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City looks out upon the yellow-green bucolic plain of the Willamette Valley to dark green foothills on both sides … Continue reading

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Junction City facility celebrates 1st anniversary – half empty

Note: The Mental Health Association of Portland opposed building this institution. For example, see our op-ed in the Register-Guard, “Junction City hospital the worst way to treat mentally ill.” Oregon State Hospital officials are celebrating the first anniversary of the … Continue reading

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The Oregon Health and Science University – Oregon State Hospital Collaboration

From Psychiatric Services, February 2016 Joseph Chien, D.O., David Novosad, M.D., Karl E. Mobbs, M.D. This column describes the conceptualization and implementation of an innovative collaboration between Oregon State Hospital and Oregon Health and Science University that was created to … Continue reading

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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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