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Judge Dismisses Pregnant Maine Woman’s Lawsuit

Judge Dismisses Pregnant Maine Woman’s Lawsuit

| January 30, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state of Maine by a pregnant mental health worker who was stabbed by a patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center. Jamie Hill-Spotswood argued in the suit that less than a week before the March 2013 attack she told the assistant […]

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Psychiatric Worker Sues Over Attack While Pregnant

Psychiatric Worker Sues Over Attack While Pregnant

| May 19, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A mental health worker at a Maine psychiatric center says the state failed to protect her when she was repeatedly stabbed in the hand and face by a patient while she was pregnant. The Portland Press Herald reports Jamie Hill-Spotswood filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Hill-Spotswood says […]

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Psychiatric Center Reapplies for Funding

Psychiatric Center Reapplies for Funding

| November 13, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers say the state needs to move quicker to address problems at a psychiatric hospital that lost more than half its operating budget. The federal government cut $20 million from the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta in October, citing problems surrounding the creation of two separate units at the 92-bed […]

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Prison Expansion

Prison Expansion

| November 12, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers are setting the stage for an expansion of a mental health unit at Maine State Prison. A committee that will oversee the newly expanded mental health wing in Warren met for the first time Tuesday. The unit is set to open in February. Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill […]

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Problems at Psych Hospital May Soon Be Solved

Problems at Psych Hospital May Soon Be Solved

| October 29, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Governor Paul LePage’s top health official says the funding problems at a state-run psychiatric hospital still haven’t been solved, but could be soon. Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew told lawmakers on Tuesday she is optimistic that federal regulators will return soon to inspect the Riverview Psychiatric […]

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