Articles Tagged With ‘Atascadero State Hospital’

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)

Cambria murder suspect sought help for mental illness

By KAREN VELIE Brandon Henslee, 22, tried to get help for his mental illness more than a year ago. Today, he sits in jail accused of killing his younger brother late last month. Henslee became the sixth mentally ill person... (Continue reading)

Inmate slashes deputy with razor blade

An inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail attacked a correctional officer with a razor blade on Monday following an altercation with deputies. Atascadero State Hospital patient Jimmy Scota Martinez, 41, was transferred to the jail to await trial... (Continue reading)

Psychiatric cuts at ASH raise alarms

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Deep budget cuts at Atascadero State Hospital have prompted administrators to slash positions of more than a dozen contract psychiatrists during the past three months, just as the hospital initiates a unique pilot program for collectively treating... (Continue reading)

More attacks at ASH

No arrests have been made yet in the aftermath of two attacks this week by patients on Atascadero State Hospital employees. [Tribune] A psychiatric technician was assaulted Friday, said hospital officials, and another incident the following day involved a patient... (Continue reading)

California plans to eliminate 600 state hospital jobs

As part of a plan to overhaul the state’s mental health system, officials proposed eliminating about 600 jobs from the state’s five mental hospitals which includes Atascadero State Hospital, according to a report released Wednesday. The layoffs come as part... (Continue reading)

Atascadero State Hospital in lockdown

Atascadero State Hospital is in lockdown mode for the second day because of a faulty alarm system. [KCOY] In case of an emergency, employees at the hospital are supposed to set off the alarm. The hospital is to remain on... (Continue reading)

Inspection at ASH follows staff complaint

Cal/OSHA inspectors are checking out Atascadero State Hospital this week in response to a claim of unsafe working conditions at the hospital by a staff member. [KCOY] The investigation comes on the heels of several patient assaults on ASH staff... (Continue reading)