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”UPDATE: ‘Bug Oven’ Caused Friday Night Fire at State Hospital”

Article Link This article dated October 1, 2011 indicates that a device used to combat bed bug infestation commonly called a ‘bug oven’ was faulty and caused a fire at Norristown State Hospital.  The article was found on the Norristown

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Posted in Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital

“Petrarca successfully fights closing of forensic psychiatric unit at Torrance State Hospital”

http://www.pahouse.com/PR/055062811.asp This one was news to me, I wasn’t aware of the possibility that the forensic unit at Torrance was being considered for closure.   but the above link is to a press release from State Rep Joe Petrarca indicating that

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Posted in Forensics, Issues, Mental Health, Mentally ill inmates, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, Privatizing Forensics, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital

“Fate of Norristown State Hospital remains up for debate”

  Interesting article, not that it has to do directly with Mental Health, but it offers some interesting insight into the potential future of Norristown State Hospital.  This article was found in the April 30, 2009 issue of Philly.com local news

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Posted in Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital

“Vision Quest details architectural plans Building at state hospital would become a youth crisis center”

This article found in the Monday, January 12, 2009 issue of the Norristown Times-Herald and can be viewed below or at the following address http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2009/01/12/news/doc496aca3cee3ac542528279.prt     Vision Quest details architectural plans Building at state hospital would become a youth crisis

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Posted in Anti-stigma, DPW, Housing, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, Recovery

“Hearing request postponed”

This article found in the Tuesday, December 16, 2008edition of The Times-Herald in Norristown offers an update as to where things are at with Vision Quest’s proposal to utilize building 12 on Norristown State Hospital grounds to house 100+ male teens

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Posted in DPW, Housing, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital, Uncategorized

“Opposing camps to sound off on Vision Quest youth facility”

 This article found in the Norristown Times-Herald on Monday, December 15, 2008 at the following link http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2008/12/15/news/doc4945e3921308f957055845.txt  Discusses an upcoming hearing about whether or not Vision Quest can open their proposed facility or not. Opposing camps to sound off on

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Posted in Anti-stigma, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital, Uncategorized

“Proposal meets resistance”

This article found in the Norristown Times Herald on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 can be viewed in it’s original format at the following address ….  http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2008/12/09/news/doc493df64ae12c0409335039.txt  This seems like yet another article that should be titled, “not in my backyard” I

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Posted in Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, Politics, State Hospital, Uncategorized

“Cloud of uncertainty hanging over WSH lifted”

This article reverberates the latest update regarding Forensics in Pennsylvania not being privatized.  It is from the Warren Times-Observer, originally printed on March 22, 2008.  It also mentions some possible uses for what use to be doctors’ houses on Warren

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Posted in DPW, Forensics, Housing, Issues, Mayview State Hospital, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, Politics, Privatizing Forensics, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital, Warren County, Warren State Hospital

[State Prison] “Guards fight state on privatization plan” [of Forensics treatment facilities]

“The same cannot be said for privately run facilities where escape rates are greatly higher than those at government-run institutions,” he said. Some privately run facilities also have high staff turnover rates, which Pennsylvania’s state-run units don’t, he added.

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Posted in Allegheny County, Forensics, Issues, Mayview State Hospital, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital, Warren State Hospital
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