The University of Minnesota’s Fairview–Riverside Medical Center allowed at least seven major security breaches in the last eight months, including a patient who escaped, according to an article on the Minnesota Daily website.
All cases involved mental health patients, including one that led to an investigation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. If further violations are found and aren’t fixed, Fairview can lose federal healthcare funding.
Incidents include the sexual assault of a 15-year-old patient in the facility's emergency department by another patient who was able to enter her room twice within an hour.
Another patient allegedly escaped by forcing through a magnetic door. Three other patients were able to escape in the same way four days later, despite attempts to fix the door.
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