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January 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Hospital loses accreditation over unsecured karaoke machine

The Associated Press MEDICAL LAKE, Spokane County — An unsecured karaoke machine is one reason Eastern State Hospital lost its accreditation last month. That’s according to a new report released by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services after a public records request by The Spokesman-Review. The suspension of the Medical Lake psychiatric hospital’s accreditation came a…

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February 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Woman wins $3M from state in hospital-rape settlement

Associated Press OLYMPIA– Washington state has agreed to pay $3 million to a developmentally disabled woman who was raped in 2008 by another patient at a state psychiatric hospital. The settlement approved Thursday avoids a trial set for this spring on the patient’s lawsuit. The Department of Social and Health Services says it believes the money fairly compensates…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Department of Social and Health Services, Eastern State Hospital, mental health