Rawson Neal: Hospital demerit based on old information
Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital has been given a preliminary denial accreditation.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital has been given a preliminary denial accreditation.
That means a joint commission has ruled there are still problems there.
The hospital was thrust into the spotlight months ago when it was revealed that patients were being dumped in other states.
Now, the hospital has an opportunity to appeal the decision that was made based on a visit to the facility in May.
The hospital remains accredited in the meantime.
Rawson Neal has commented on the action in a statement:
"Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital has strengthened policies, changed processes, increased overnight and enhanced staff training. It has undergone rigorous review by a number of entities over the past few months including retaining national recognized experts to evaluate how Nevada currently treats mentally ill persons at this facility. In addition, disciplinary actions have been taken against individuals who failed to follow hospital policies. We conduct robust auditing and monitoring to ensure individuals follow policies. We are disappointed by the Joint Commission's decision to move for a preliminary denial of accreditation, which appears to be based on outdated survey information and is not an accurate reflection of the hospital's current practices and policies."
The hospital said Gov. Brian Sandoval is calling for special legislative action to expedite the authorization of funds already budgeted for additional improvements.