mental health

6:12 am
Wed December 17, 2014

County Approves $5-Million Bonding Plan For Community Mental Health Facility

Facility will be located in Kalamazoo Valley Community College's new health-focused campus
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County should have a new community mental health facility by the end of 2015 after $5 million bonding plan to fund the building was approved by county commissioners Tuesday night. Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will use the funds to construct an 18,000 square-foot facility that would house psychiatric, pharmacy, access, information, referral and adult emergency mental health services.
8:02 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

13 of 28 Workers Suspended from Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital Returning to Work

Criminal complaints are being investigated against some workers and an independent investigation is being conducted
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Thirteen of 28 employees suspended during an investigation into patient abuse allegations at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospita l are returning to work, the Michigan Department of Community Health announced today. "Although these individuals may have been involved in the issues being investigated, the quality of care being provided to patients can be ensured through appropriate training and supervision," a MDCH press release said.
3:32 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

KPH Investigation Goes Private

Twenty-eight KPH employees were suspended in May after allegations of staff problems and patient abuse.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Michigan Department of Community Health is contracting with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services to conduct an independent evaluation of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital. Allen Jansen, who was appointed interim director of KPH on Oct.
6:17 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Battle Creek Mental Health Agency CEO Suspended

Attorney with firm conducting review says it's not known when it will be completed
Summit Pointe CEO Erv Brinker has been placed on paid administrative leave. The organization said "the action was taken in response to information received by Summit Pointe as part of an ongoing review," according to a news release from Jonathan Raven, an attorney at Lansing-based Fraser Law Firm, which began conducting the inquiry some two months ago.
12:53 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Admissions on Hold for Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital

State Department of Community Health has not said why workers were suspended
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- In the wake of 17 staff suspensions, the state has put a hold on new admissions to the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital while investigators look into allegations involving patient rights. "The Michigan Department of Community Health is aware of allegations concerning violations of patient rights at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital and we are pursuing appropriate action," Jennifer Smith, spokesperson for the department, said Friday.