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The mentally ill in Oregon are suffering because of the poor management by the OSH and bad decisions by the leadership in Salem, particularly Peter Courtney. Instead of rebuilding another institution in Salem, the State of Oregon should have sold all 148 acres and constructed community facilities around the state with a facility for forensics patients built near the cadet training facility in Salem.
The community model is used by every other state because it has a better record of success. The federal government also provides more matching funds for the community based approach which would help provide more care for those who need it.
Many of the employees at the State Hospital were against the Community Based approach because it meant moving or losing your job. The concern though should first be for the patients who need the care.
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