Encinas hospital subject of probe

There are 5 comments on the Aug 22, 2008, Pasadena Star-News story titled Encinas hospital subject of probe. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

An upscale Pasadena hospital made famous by VH1's Dr. Drew Pinsky was found by state investigators to have violated its own policies in the April deaths of two patients.

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inhismemory

Long Beach, CA

#21 Jul 19, 2010
Mich wrote:
Worth mentioning is the death of Javier Quezada Jr. in the parking lot of Las Encinas Hospital in 2003. The hospital’s staff responded to his father’s request for assistance by calling the PPD. Was there an investigation into the hospital’s protocol when dealing with mentally ill patients?
to think this was the last place javi was..
Eye witness

United States

#22 Sep 6, 2010
Mich wrote:
Worth mentioning is the death of Javier Quezada Jr. in the parking lot of Las Encinas Hospital in 2003. The hospital’s staff responded to his father’s request for assistance by calling the PPD. Was there an investigation into the hospital’s protocol when dealing with mentally ill patients?
That was a tragedy I had to witness, my condolence to his family. Only those of us who witness the incident including both of Javier parents know how things really happened, and if his parents where to tell you what really happend, you would understand that the staff at any mental health facility will not try to approach someone who is mentally disturbed holding a sharp weapon. The staff who did approached him and spoke to him backed away because it was obvious he had a weapon that would cause serious injury or DEATH and he was not in a state of mind to reason with strangers. His own family could not convince him to get rid of his weapon or leave the grounds and the staff was not going to allow him in the lobby where there where other families with children, because the hospital also had an adolescent unit. After enough time and advise was given to his family to help the situation the staff felt it was best to call PPD. The officer who responded was not given any other choice by Javier mental state of mind. Everything happened SO Fast. It is a sad tragedy for all of us who had to experience and witness this. Again my condolence to Javiers family.
Ex-LEH

United States

#23 Sep 6, 2010
inhismemory wrote:
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to think this was the last place javi was..
Javier was not a patient at Las Encinas Hospital, therefore they legally could not put hands on him and where forced to call 911. Unfortunately the actions of this mentally disturbed young man lead the officer to take the actions he had to for his own safety at that time.
former employee

Compton, CA

#24 Nov 22, 2010
Linda parks compared to Hitler? I think old Adolf would take offense to that!Is this the same woman that would allow the CFO'S brother to get treated for drug dependency issues at hospital cost. and is this the same D.O.N who hired her rolly poly of a daughter to work in there eating disorder program as a Secretary so she could be treated for her I am a big fat ass bitch like my mom syndrome. yea that sounds like her. gosh I wonder what hospital she is destroying now the psych community is a small one. word travels fast psych facilities around southern cali BRWARE this evil spawn who calls herself a nurse and gives the entire profession a bad name. CEO of a company with just an R.N license and an associate degree wow was las encinas desperate for a fall guy that they hired the grudge I mean the pudge.I bet she still has the same cheesy ass personal plate that reads R.N. in L.A. or something to that neurotic self absorbed effect where ever you are Mrs. MS. or what ever your status may be at this moment you freak-en Medusa short skirt no knee cap having penguin waddling corps may your bipolar disorder be better controlled than your sisters!!!!!
former outpatient

Canoga Park, CA

#25 Aug 27, 2014
I am a former client of the Mission community Hospital outpatient program in panorama city California. The Nazi comparison is entirely appropriate when talking about Ms. Pittman. She is one of the most horrible people on the planet. Going to an outpatient program to help with my depression, I was called in to the supervisor's office where mistreatment told me I was no longer allowed to go to the administration office because the secretary they are found my visits "uncomfortable". I stopped going there soon afterwards. I found out sometime later that the secretary had no complaints about me and that Ms. Pittman was no longer associated with their facility. In other words she lied to to an outpatient. For no reason I can understand except she's quite insane and powermad. She is a complete and total example of what is wrong with the system. She is one of the most evil people I have ever met. This was in early 2012 I believe. Don't hire Linda Parks Pittman

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