"It's been a travesty that we have lost that many long-term employees," state Sen. Mark Sweeney said of shortages in staffing at the state mental hospital.
The report details findings of dramatically insufficient staffing — in one case an employee said she thought a patient's death could have been prevented if not for being short-staffed.
"My biggest concern was working on the Spratt Unit, we had no real CNA training," a former employee said. "We were learning on the fly, basically, when it comes to specialized resident care."
A Montana State Hospital patient has pleaded guilty to killing her mother in Great Falls more than four years ago.
The man convicted of shooting and killing two people and wounding two others, including a Montana Highway Patrol trooper, could be sentenced in May.
A man accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother in 2017 and later freed from a state hospital has been released from jail in Anaconda after being arrested this week for allegedly trying to strangle his grandfather.
She knows her dad served on Navy ships before and probably during the Vietnam War but can’t prove it in order to get him into the state veterans system.
A man who is charged with accountability to deliberate homicide in the May 2017 shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy has filed a federal lawsuit against the state and Gov. Steve Bullock.
Montana plans to invest $16 million annually over the next five years to expand community-based services for people with severe and disabling mental illness, officials said.
A Whitefish man who pleaded guilty by reason of a mental disorder to killing his father has been sentenced to 20 years in the state mental hospital.
A man who was charged with deliberate homicide for allegedly stabbing and killing his grandmother in Anaconda in 2017 has been released from state custody and is back in the community.
KALISPELL — A Whitefish man has reached a plea agreement in the July 2018 stabbing death of his father.
Lenee Willett hopes someday that her son will come home again with a smile on his face and his eyes filled with peace.
A Darby man who allegedly told the officers who arrested him for stalking and intimidating a woman that he was “sick in the head” was sentence…
Butte-Silver Bow and some adjacent counties are being asked to contribute $25,000 each for the prosecution of a man charged in the shooting death of Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore in May 2017.
Editor's note: This is the first story in a two-part series.
Deficiencies in the treatment of geriatric patients were uncovered at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs late last year during a survey conducted by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
KALISPELL — A backlog at the Montana State Hospital may cause a delay in the case of a Whitefish man accused of stabbing his father to death last summer.
A forensic psychiatrist who has worked with the man charged in the May 2017 shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy told the court he should be medicated against his will in an effort to make him fit to stand trial.
GREAT FALLS — A 44-year-old woman charged in her mother's beating death in Great Falls has been found unfit to stand trial due to mental illness.
Late last year, the unit of the Montana State Hospital that handles people committed through the criminal system locked down all of its patients during what a state licensing bureau called a "perceived 'emergency situation.'"
For disabled people like me, home and community-based services — paid for, in large part, by Medicaid — are what secure our freedom to live and work as equal citizens. Medicaid is the primary payer for community-based long-term services and supports in the U.S.