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Data on Dorothea Dix Hospital

This is the state’s oldest public psychiatric hospital.  Its first patient was admitted in 1856. It has 266 beds.

Dorothea Dix Hospital, similar to other psychiatric hospitals, is inspected on a regular basis by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). external link graphic Inspectors may also conduct inspections in order to assess problems that arise between Dix graphic recertification visits.  CMS decides whether the hospitals are in compliance with standards and thereby eligible to receive payment through Medicare and/or Medicaid.  The hospital is also inspected by the Joint Commission, external link graphic an independent not-for-profit organization that accredits health care organizations. Copies of CMS and Joint Commission inspections are available from the DHHS Public Affairs Office at 919-733-9190.

CRIPA Review

The U.S. Department of Justice is authorized under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) to conduct investigations related to conditions in State or locally operated institutions.  In the spring of 2002, the N.C.  psychiatric hospitals were visited and a report was issued in March, 2004

The Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities has organized a compliance team to assist the psychiatric hospitals in determining compliance with the CRIPA standards. This team consists of DSOHF employees as well as contracted subject matter experts.

Survey documents may be obtained by contacting the DHHS Public Affairs Office at 919-733-9190.

Significant Events

Since July 2008, updates pertaining to this facility can be found under Dorothea Dix Hospital.

If any deaths occur in the hospital, or if there are any significant patient injuries or significant events involving staff, these will be reported on this page (beginning in January 2008).

Information related to deaths may be obtained from the Chief Medical Examiner's Office at http://www.ocme.unc.edu/ or at 919-966-2253 and/or with permission granted from the patient/resident or their legally responsible person in accordance with NC General Statute 122C-52(e) and 42 Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 7.

 

Patient Injury Reporting: Dix Hospital
Date of Injury Gender Followup Action
(Clinical Review, Safety Review, Abuse/Neglect Investigation, or Criminal Investigation)
11-25-10 Female Clinical Review
8-25-10 Male Clinical Review
7-24-10 Female Clinical Review
7-22-10 Male Clinical Review
6-20-10 Male Clinical Review
5-20-10 Female Clinical Review
9-26-09 Female Clinical Review
3-27-08 Male Safety Review
3-27-08 Male Safety Review

Weekly Admissions and Discharges

Weekly Admissions and Discharges for Dix Hospital
(Discharges exclude deaths)
* Admission/discharge data for Dix effective 7/19/08-07/25/08 reporting period contained on Central Regional Hospital page, reflecting administrative consolidation of facilities.
Date Adoles­ cent Admis­ sions Adult Admis­ sions Total Admis­ sions Adoles­ cent Dis­ charges Adult Dis­ charges Total Dis­ charges
08/18/12
to
08/24/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
08/11/12
to
08/17/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
08/04/12
to
08/10/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
07/28/12
to
08/03/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
07/21/12
to 07/27/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
07/14/12 to 07/20/12 0 0 0 0 0 0
07/07/12
to
07/13/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
06/30/12
to
07/06/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
06/23/12
to
06/29/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
06/16/12
to 06/22/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
06/09/12
to
06/15/12
0 0 0 0 0 0
06/02/12
to
06/08/12
0 0 0 0 0 0

Admission Delays

June 2008

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 19
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 71

May 2008

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 16
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 65

April 2008

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 17
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 71

March 2008

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 25
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 144

February 2008

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 12
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 56

January 2008

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 26
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 96

December 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 14
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 43

November 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 15
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 45

October 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 17
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 64

September 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 21
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 100

August 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 15
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 40

July 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 24
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 85

June 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 24
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 109

May 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 17
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 60

April 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 2
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 2

March 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 4
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 16

February 2007:

  • Delays in admissions by number of days: 1
  • Number of patient referrals delayed because the hospital couldn't accept new admissions: 2

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