Osawatomie State Hospital continues to lose $1 million a month in federal payments because of problems with patient care and safety. Kansas officials need to think about the treatment of the mentally ill in the state and consider construction of a new facility for acute psychiatric care.
Osawatomie State Hospital continues to lose $1 million a month in federal payments because of problems with patient care and safety. Kansas officials need to think about the treatment of the mentally ill in the state and consider construction of a new facility for acute psychiatric care. File photo
Osawatomie State Hospital continues to lose $1 million a month in federal payments because of problems with patient care and safety. Kansas officials need to think about the treatment of the mentally ill in the state and consider construction of a new facility for acute psychiatric care. File photo

Editorial: It’s time to think about replacing Osawatomie State Hospital

June 24, 2017 03:30 PM