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Accrediting team cites problems at LSH

Most of the 30 deficiencies were related to persistent staffing problems

The Kansas Health Institute

TOPEKA — A new inspection report on the state mental hospital at Larned has underscored the severity of what has been a major problem at the facility for months and years – Because of the poor working conditions, state officials are having a hard time keeping doctors, nurses and others on the job.
The Joint Commission, a national organization that accredits hospitals, found that the facility in the past five years lost more than two-thirds of its medical staff due to budget cuts, turnover related to poor working conditions and other factors.
Currently, the hospital has 790 employees ...

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