The hospital that treats Minnesota's most dangerous mental patients is nearly devoid of experienced psychiatric staff. Half a dozen psychiatrists have quit recently -- apparently in response to the combative style of the hospital's new administrator. The state will investigate allegations of a hostile work environment.
Suspect fled police, found hiding in old camper in scrap yard
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Part Wolf in Minneapolis to close at the end of January
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Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair
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Sizing up Vikings coaching candidates we know about so far
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St. Paul: Man called police to report he killed his wife
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No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN
Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
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Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
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Dayton calls for improvements at state hospital in St. Peter
Gov. Mark Dayton toured the hospital that treats some of the state's most dangerous mental patients. He reiterated his call for $40 million in improvements to the facility. He did not discuss claims that the administrator's combative style triggered an exodus of psychiatrists.
State has private firm investigating problems at Security Hospital in St. Peter
Employees say problems at the hospital that treats dangerous mental patients have gotten worse under an administrator who started six months ago. They describe a tense and chaotic work environment that's led several psychiatrists to quit. A state official says the hospital is close to losing its license.
Embattled head of St. Peter state hospital forced out
The Department of Human Services asked David Proffitt to step down Tuesday morning. He was hired for the job in St. Peter just seven months ago. In December, the state agency began an investigation following accusations he created a hostile work environment. Proffitt will help with the transition to new leadership.
State making changes in handling of mentally ill patients at St. Peter hospital
A state official tells lawmakers that metal handcuffs and seclusion are being phased out at the state hospital. The hospital was fined last year for maltreatment of patients.
State hospital employee found to have emotionally abused sex offender
An investigation by the Human Services Department found an employee at the state hospital in St. Peter emotionally abused a sex offender patient. The hospital, which treats dangerous mentally ill patients, put the employee through a coaching session to prevent future incidents. The incident adds to a series of recent problems at the St. Peter hospital.
Employee injuries on rise at Minnesota Security Hospital
Employee injuries at the state's largest facility for the mentally ill and dangerous, located in St. Peter, increased sharply this year, MPR reports. The number of permanent psychiatrists dropped from six to one and security practices have put counselors into closer contact with patients.
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