Fairview Hospital Under Accreditation Survey by Joint Commission

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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.

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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.

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