Posts Tagged ‘Atascadero State Hospital’


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Psychiatrists fleeing Atascadero State Hospital

Atascadero State Hospital is admitting fewer patients due to a shortage of psychiatrists. [Tribune] A total of 22.5 psychiatrists are currently on staff, marking a 33.7 percent reduction since September 2012. Last month, ASH reduced the number of patients it... (Continue reading)

Smoker shows gun in ASH parking lot

A man showed a gun in the parking lot of Atascadero State Hospital Wednesday after an ASH employee asked him to stop smoking. [KSBY] ASH police officers arrested Fredrick Hamilton, 36, for exhibiting a firearm, bringing a weapon onto prison... (Continue reading)

ASH drops deranged man in Paso Robles

A parolee deemed too dangerous for release because of mental illness was dropped at a bus stop in Paso Robles, the result of a clerical error that led to the death of a Santa Cruz woman. [LATimes] In May 2012,... (Continue reading)

ASH employees to get personal safety alarms

A California Assembly budget subcommittee unanimously approved funding Wednesday for safety alarms that Atascadero State Hospital employees will wear around their necks and use when attacked by patients. [Tribune] The safety alarms are small Wi-Fi devices that notify police and... (Continue reading)

12 ASH employees injured in March

Atascadero State Hospital continues to have multiple employee injuries with aggressive patients injuring 12 employees in March. [Tribune] Preliminary reports from ASH show that the assaults occurred from March 5 through the 28 and resulted in injuries including bruising, swelling... (Continue reading)

ASH assaults continue in new year

Patients have injured seven employees at Atascadero State Hospital in the first two weeks of 2013. [Tribune] An attack Monday resulted in employees suffering scratches, bruises and muscle strains. A police officer also sustained an injury in the patient assault... (Continue reading)

ASH employees violently assaulted

An Atascadero State Hospital patient spent the night in San Luis Obispo County Jail following a violent assault on two ASH employees that left one in the hospital. Two psychology technicians were attempting to break up an altercation involving two... (Continue reading)

Assaults continue at ASH after fines

Patients injured four employees at Atascadero State Hospital in the 11 days following the issuance of a $27,000 fine for unsafe working conditions. [Tribune] The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined ASH $27,000 on November 29 for an... (Continue reading)

Cambria murder suspect deemed incompetent

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge ruled a Cambria man suspected of murdering his brother last August is incompetent to stand trial. [Tribune] Judge Jacquelyn Duffy found Brandon Henslee, 22, not currently able to assist in his own defense... (Continue reading)

ASH fined for assaults on employees

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined Atascadero State Hospital $27,000 for an ongoing pattern of patient assaults on employees. A Cal/OSHA investigation determined that from January to September patients caused an average of 10 injuries per month... (Continue reading)



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