How a Giant Psychiatric Hospital Company Tried To Spin Us — And Silence Its Staff
A $100,000 crisis PR plan. An employee fired for supposedly speaking to a reporter. Another employee sued for allegedly leaking internal surveillance videos. Inside the war room of America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain as it responded to our two-year investigation.
Sen. Chuck Grassley Calls For New Probe Into UHS
The Republican senator from Iowa warned of "an alarming pattern of conduct" at the large for-profit hospital chain, which has been the subject of a two-year BuzzFeed News investigation.
Lawmakers Slam Violence At UHS Hospital In Alabama
Their criticism follows a BuzzFeed News investigation that showed staff members assaulting young patients.
After Troubled Psychiatric Hospital Company Conducts "In-Depth Interviews," Two Nurses Retract Statements Detailing Fraud
The nurses told BuzzFeed News how doctors they worked with kept patients locked up to collect insurance money. Now UHS says it has concluded that the women were not “in a position to speak with knowledge or understanding,” and has circulated their signed apologies.
UHS Hospital Poses “Immediate Threat To Life,” Accreditor Says
Following Sen. Chuck Grassley’s demand for answers, Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health’s accreditation is now in question.
The FBI And Defense Department Are Investigating America's Biggest Psychiatric Hospital Chain
At least three federal agencies are investigating whether the psychiatric hospital giant UHS held patients longer than medically necessary to maximize profits, a claim UHS denies.
Videos Show The Dark Side Of Shadow Mountain Youth Psych Facility
A psychiatric hospital and its director that are under state investigation. Riots that end with pepper spray. Staff who can’t begin to contain the violence. And patients as young as 5. Secret videos show the dark side of Shadow Mountain.
How A 6-Year-Old Got Locked On A Psych Ward
His mother said the boy had merely thrown a tantrum. But a hospital owned by America’s largest psychiatric chain, UHS, held him for three days — and filed a court petition to keep him even longer. While in the hospital, the child suffered a bloody nose and was locked in a seclusion room in the middle of the night.
UHS Investigation To Stay Under Wraps, Says Inspector General
A BuzzFeed News story prompted a senator to demand answers, but the Department of Health and Human Services says it can’t discuss ongoing matters.
Hospital Giant UHS Has Lost $2.4 Billion In Value In A Week
20% of market cap has evaporated since a BuzzFeed News investigation was published on Dec. 8. "We think the risk-reward is no longer compelling," Wall Street analysts wrote Wednesday.
Lawmakers Sound Alarms On UHS Psychiatric Hospitals
In response to a BuzzFeed News Investigation, Elizabeth Warren, Charles Grassley, and Joe Kennedy demand answers.
UHS Loses $1.5 Billion In Value After Investigation Into Its Hospitals
The operator of psychiatric hospitals had its worst single-day fall since 2004 after a BuzzFeed News investigation published Wednesday.