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Review of patient safety at Mental Health Complex to take year – Journal Sentinel

Board will issue recommendation in the interim for consideration in county’s 2011 budget

By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: June 29, 2010 |

A community advisory group on patient safety at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex will take a year to complete its review, leaders of the group said Tuesday at its first meeting.

The county’s mental health Community Advisory Board will also try to develop interim recommendations so they can be considered for the county’s 2011 budget, said Barbara Beckert, the board’s co-chairwoman. That would require submitting those proposed changes to County Executive Scott Walker in advance of his budget introduction in late September.

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Front Page Journal-Sentinel Article and other media coverage about MMHC Investigation

Advocacy group’s report slams Mental Health Complex

By Steve Schultze and Meg Kissinger of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: May 15, 2010

Patients at Milwaukee County’s Mental Health Complex are not kept safe from sexual predators, and comments by administrators and staff claiming otherwise reveal a disturbing indifference, says a watchdog group that has reviewed patient files.

Of 17 patients whose records were reviewed, 10 had improper sexual contact with other patients and five were sexually assaulted at the complex during the last half of 2009, according to a blistering report compiled by Disability Rights Wisconsin.

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Other stories on this topic:

May 26 Journal-Sentinel editorial: Independent advisory group on patient safety at MCMHC is a good first step, but more is needed.

May 21 Shepherd Express: Patients Aren’t Safe at Mental Health Complex.

May 19 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article: Unsafe staffing levels hurt Mental Health Complex.

May 17 editorial on the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel website.

May 14 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article about MMHC’s attorney fees.

May 12 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article: Advocates Seek Reform at MMHC.

May 11 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial on Mixed Gender Acute Care Units at MMHC.

May 8 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Article: MMHC Administrator Defends Sex Crime Risk.

March 26 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel website: Agency to Investigate Abuse Allegations at MCMHC.