Survivor describes sexual, physical and emotional abuse at UHS-owned Provo Canyon School

April 4, 2013

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Lee, however, found that Provo Canyon School was hell on Earth. She alleges that the staff at the school tortured her and the other students. Lee’s not the only former student to maintain that the school abused students. The school has been sued several times, including by Lee. Many of the cases have been dismissed […]

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Protestors Claim UHS-Owned Michiana Behavioral Health Center Puts Children in Danger

April 4, 2013

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Weathering the wind and the low temperatures, a group of more than a dozen concerned parents, registered nurses, and other former employees of Michiana Behavioral Health Center in Plymouth made their voices heard yesterday evening as they stood along the side of Oak Road near the intersection of U.S. 30, holding signs expressing their discontent […]

UHS-owned Michiana Behavioral Health looked at by Indiana Civil Rights Commission, Department of Child Services

April 4, 2013

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A local mental health facility is under the microscope following a string of protests from past employees. March 14, a group of former employees picketed near Michiana Behavioral Health located on Oak Road in Plymouth. These individuals held signs claiming that the facility is understaffed, causing an unsafe work environment. The self-proclaimed “whistle blower” among […]

OSHA investigation found UHS youth facility whistleblower’s concerns were founded

March 29, 2013

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US Labor Department’s OSHA orders reinstatement of whistleblower Investigation found Anchorage, Alaska-based youth treatment provider retaliated against employee who voiced water quality concerns ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Anchorage-based North Star Behavioral Health System to reinstate an employee who was fired after reporting safety concerns […]

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Another qui tam lawsuit against Universal Health Services, this time alleging UHS pocketed discounts from drugmakers

September 21, 2012

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Preview of article: Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 1:44 PM ET) — A Texas federal judge unsealed a False Claims Act complaint Friday targeting Universal Health Services Inc. and several drugmakers, accusing the of the hospital chain of pocketing drug discounts it received from AstraZeneca PLC, Merck & Co. Inc. and other drugmakers instead […]

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Doctors ask CEO to resign from UHS’ Corona Regional Medical Center

September 21, 2012

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Doctors are demanding the resignation of Kevan Metcalfe, Corona Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer. Corona is owned by Universal Health Services, Inc., based in King of Prussia, Pa. Tensions have reached a boiling point at Corona’s hospital after physicians held an emergency meeting to ask the top administrator to resign because of what they […]

Complaints against UHS’ Summerlin Hospital multiply after patient speaks out

September 21, 2012

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After Paul Harasim wrote about a patient’s complaint involving filth at Universal Health Services’ Summerlin Hospital, he was contacted by more than 40 people, mostly with similar complaints. Harasim writes: In June, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey ranked Summerlin and Desert Springs Hospital among the worst in the nation when it came to rate of deaths […]