From Racine County Eye:
By Denise Lockwood in Breaking · August 14, 2016 · No comments
"Ascension–All Saints, formerly Wheaton Franciscan–All Saints,
has cut staff, restricted admission for its mental health unit, closed
the Psychiatric Intensive Care unit and kids partial hospital, and
slashed its inpatient bed counts in an effort to 'reset' the unit.
"But they failed to communicate those changes to the community at a time when those services are desperately needed.
"Last week I wrote two stories about Ascension-All Saints Behavioral Health Unit: one about the cutbacks Ascension has made and one about the violations they received before
Ascension took over Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. It took me six weeks
to write that story, mostly because I was waiting for Ascension to
confirm what I had learned from the state, an internal document, and
numerous internal sources. I wanted to give them a chance to respond
with more than a two or three sentence response, but that never
happened. I also requested an interview with Paul Mason, but was told
the company would not elaborate on the cuts any further."
Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/editorial-ascension-needs-to-inform-community-of-mental-health-changes/