Denver’s KMGH Investigates Hospital’s Fatal Errors

By Andrew Gauthier 

Denver Post

The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, the largest psychiatric hospital in the state, looks suitably creepy and archaic in pictures dating to its founding in 1879. That’s what you would expect from great vintage photography of an aged institution.

Trouble is, the current state of affairs at the hospital may be worse than archaic: an expose by KMGH‘s investigative team reveals “deadly errors,” neglect of patients, numerous violations of required policy to protect and monitor patients, a patient death due to overmedication and neglect, and a patient suicide due to lack of oversight.


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