The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found Montana State Hospital in Immediate Jeopardy. This finding is serious and disturbing. Immediate Jeopardy means the conditions in the hospital constitute a serious threat to the health and safety of patients. The public, patients, families, and courts have the right to know these CMS findings. What is the State of Montana doing to correct this problem? To minimize what is happening in the hospital is to minimize the importance of the treatment people expect the hospital to be providing.

We’ve been hearing from staff and patients about the poor conditions in the hospital. These people are asking time and time again for help.

It is incomprehensible why the State has not been forthright with the staff, patients, and the public regarding CMS’ finding. Being transparent is in the best interests of the patients and staff. We need to come together and find a solution, so patients get appropriate care and staff have the support they need to provide that care.

Read CMS’ findings letter