State of Oregon gives a “thumbs down” to UHS’ proposal to build a new psychiatric hospital

State of Oregon gives a “thumbs down” to UHS’ proposal to build a new psychiatric hospital

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has turned down Universal Health Services, Inc (UHS) and its NEWCO subsidiary’s request to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville.… Read More
Buzzfeed News Investigates How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits by locking patients in, billing their insurer, and kicking them out.

Buzzfeed News Investigates How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits by locking patients in, billing their insurer, and kicking them out.

Buzzfeed News’ Rosalind Adams takes a sobering look at the questionable practices and breakdowns in care at facilities operated by the nation’s largest provider of psychiatric services, Universal Health Services, Inc. … Read More
The Dallas Morning News investigates whether regulators are “too easy” on the troubled Timberlawn Mental Health System.

The Dallas Morning News investigates whether regulators are “too easy” on the troubled Timberlawn Mental Health System.

The Dallas Morning News’ Miles Moffeit takes a sobering look at whether healthcare regulations are strong enough to protect patients and staff at Timberlawn Mental Health System—a UHS-operated behavioral health facility in Dallas, TX, with a “lengthy history of regulatory trouble.”   The article notes: “Two months after a violent patient killed a doctor at Timberlawn  — and nine months after Texas officials moved to close the hospital over unsafe conditions — the facility remains open.… Read More
Unanimous Supreme Court Rejects Industry Attempts to Limit Whistleblowers

Unanimous Supreme Court Rejects Industry Attempts to Limit Whistleblowers

Contact: Ryan Pfeffer, Ryan.Pfeffer@seiu.org, 614-270-9474; Issued June 16, 2016 The Supreme Court’s ruling today in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel.… Read More
Fraud Allegations Highlight Shareholders' Exposure to Risk at Nation’s Largest Mental Health Provider

Fraud Allegations Highlight Shareholders’ Exposure to Risk at Nation’s Largest Mental Health Provider

Contact: Tracy Honhart, Tracy.Honhart@seiu.org, 510-343-8625 Issued May 16, 2016 On May 18th, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), the largest provider of behavioral healthcare services with 1 out of every 5 psychiatric beds nationally, will be holding its annual meeting for shareholders.… Read More
UHS v. United States ex rel. Escobar: U.S. Solicitor General Supports Protecting Mental Health Patients and Whistleblowers

UHS v. United States ex rel. Escobar: U.S. Solicitor General Supports Protecting Mental Health Patients and Whistleblowers

Contact: Ryan Pfeffer, Ryan.Pfeffer@seiu.org, 614-270-9474 Issued April 18, 2016 Arguing Before the Supreme Court, the US Solicitor General Makes the Case for Preserving Critical Whistleblower Tools to Hold Providers Like Universal Health Services Accountable for Breaking the Law Washington, DC —The U.S.… Read More
Community Activists Defeat Controversial Mental Health Facility Proposed by Troubled UHS in Rocklin, CA

Community Activists Defeat Controversial Mental Health Facility Proposed by Troubled UHS in Rocklin, CA

The nation’s largest provider of inpatient behavioral health services and current focus of United States federal law enforcement criminal fraud investigators, Universal Health Services, Inc.… Read More
HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? UHS PLUMBS THE DEPTHS IN SPENDING ON FLORIDA STAFFING

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? UHS PLUMBS THE DEPTHS IN SPENDING ON FLORIDA STAFFING

Go to the website of UHS’s Sun Coast Behavioral Health Center and you’ll find soothing pictures of smiling children and beaming adults.… Read More