State Hospitals

Monitor: Treatment still scarce at Maryland youth facilities

Youth in juvenile facilities across Maryland do not receive adequate therapeutic care or enough staff attention, according to a quarterly report released by an independent monitoring agency under the umbrella of the attorney general’s office. The report outlines “critical staffing shortages” at most of the state’s youth facilities, as well as a dearth of therapeutic Read more

Holy Cross Hospital’s Mental Health Unit Aims for Alternative to ERs, Jails

Here’s how it works: In a mental health crisis, an emergency room physician first evaluates patients for physical problems. Once they’re cleared, a psychiatric-trained crisis nurse assesses patients and, if needed, transfers them to the 1,800-square-foot crisis unit on the sixth floor. “What used to be an all-day process can be done in about an Read more

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