Troubled psychiatric hospital amends corrective plan


Monday, October 9th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Tulsa-AP) -- An embattled psychiatric hospital in Tulsa has revised its plan to correct deficiencies discovered during a state audit.

The action was taken by Parkside Hospital after state mental health officials said its first corrective plan didn't go far enough.

Parkside underwent a Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services audit last month. It found a number of deficiencies in how the hospital cares for its mental patients. Parkside has to correct the problems to keep ten (m) million dollars in state contracts.

Parkside's initial plan of correction called for more case workers, crisis unit staff, nurses and physicians. The plan said most of that hiring would depend upon additional funding from the mental health department.