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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.

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.

“What The Fuck Just Happened?”

Lock them in. Bill their insurer. Kick them out. How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits.

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