Fairview Hospital Under Accreditation Survey by Joint Commission

University of Minnesota-Fairview Riverside Medical Center Photo: KSTP/File
University of Minnesota-Fairview Riverside Medical Center

June 06, 2017 10:28 PM

University of Minnesota-Fairview Riverside Medical Center is facing more scrutiny by outside investigators amid more security issues.

KSTP has learned the The Joint Commission on hospital accreditation began a survey of the hospital's operations. The survey came in the wake of a KSTP report surrounding a 15-year-old developmentally disabled girl who was sexually assaulted by a mentally ill patient.

Advertisement

RELATED: Lawsuit: Hospital Failed to Protect Disabled Girl from 2 Sexual Assaults

A spokesperson for the Commission confirmed the survey was taking place, but could not confirm the specific reason for the survey.

The spokesperson said, "This was not a routine survey," adding that normal hospital surveys are undertaken about every three years.

The Commission is a nonprofit organization recognized nationwide that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations.

On Sunday afternoon, a mentally ill patient escaped from a locked ward in the hospital, KSTP has learned. The patient was located by Minneapolis police close to a nearby restaurant and was returned to the hospital.

Sunday's escape followed similar incidents that have drawn the scrutiny of federal Medicaid-Medicare investigators and state investigators from the Office of Safety and Health Administration. In April, four mentally ill children escaped in two separate cases from a locked pediatric behavioral wing of the hospital.

Credits

KSTP

Copyright 2017 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Waffle House Shooting Suspect has Been Captured, Police Say

State Senate Passes Bill Preventing Unsupervised Release of Certain Sex Offenders

Wild Will Not Renew GM Fletcher's Contract

Canada Police: Van Hits at Least 8 People in Toronto, Driver in Custody

World Gets First Look at Newest Member of Britain's Royal Family

Riess Likely to be Sent to Florida for Prosecution

Advertisement