Search our database of deaths and assaults at California psychiatric facilities

By Soumya Karlamangla and Iris Lee

By Soumya Karlamangla and Iris Lee

The Times reviewed thousands of pages of inspection reports, coroner's reports, death certificates and court documents to assemble a database of more than 400 cases of deaths, assaults and other incidents that have occurred across California's 154 psychiatric facilities since 2009.

Among the nearly 100 deaths identified were more than 50 suicides, which state investigators typically determined happened because hospital staff had not been properly monitoring or treating patients.

97 deaths

222 assaults

118 other

* Twelve cases of escape were reported in a single incident.

154 facilities found

Napa State Hospital

Deaths
6
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Napa
Psychiatric beds
1255
*This facility does not accept voluntary admissions and primarily treats patients in the criminal justice system, such as those deemed incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Patton State Hospital

Deaths
6
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Bernardino
Psychiatric beds
1527
*This facility does not accept voluntary admissions and primarily treats patients in the criminal justice system, such as those deemed incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Metropolitan State Hospital

Deaths
4
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
826
*This facility does not accept voluntary admissions and primarily treats patients in the criminal justice system, such as those deemed incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity.

College Hospital

Deaths
3
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
187

Del Amo Hospital

Deaths
3
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
166

Telecare Riverside County Psychiatric Health Facility

Deaths
3
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Riverside
Psychiatric beds
16

Aurora Las Encinas Hospital

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
118

Aurora San Diego

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Diego
Psychiatric beds
80

Community Behavioral Health Center

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Fresno
Psychiatric beds
61

Community Hospital Of San Bernardino

Deaths
2
Primary service
General Medical
County
San Bernardino
Psychiatric beds
74

La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
206

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Bernardino
Psychiatric beds
89

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach

Deaths
2
Primary service
General Medical
County
Orange
Psychiatric beds
36

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Deaths
2
Primary service
General Medical
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
40

Palomar Medical Center -- Downtown Escondido

Deaths
2
Primary service
Physical Rehabilitation
County
San Diego
Psychiatric beds
25

Santa Barbara Psychiatric Health Facility

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Santa Barbara
Psychiatric beds
16

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Diego
Psychiatric beds
159

L.A. Downtown Medical Center

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
147

Telecare Placer County Psychiatric Health Facility

Deaths
2
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Placer
Psychiatric beds
16

Uc San Diego Medical Center -- Hillcrest

Deaths
2
Primary service
General Medical
County
San Diego
Psychiatric beds
32

Adventist Health Glendale

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
60

Adventist Health St. Helena

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Napa
Psychiatric beds
37

Adventist Health Vallejo

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Solano
Psychiatric beds
61

Alvarado Parkway Institute

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Diego
Psychiatric beds
66

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
San Bernardino
Psychiatric beds
90

Atascadero State Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Luis Obispo
Psychiatric beds
1184
*This all-male facility does not accept voluntary admissions and primarily treats patients in the criminal justice system, such as those deemed incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Aurora Charter Oak

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
134

Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Ventura
Psychiatric beds
87

Butte County Mental Health Services

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Butte
Psychiatric beds
16

California Pacific Medical Center -- Pacific Campus

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
San Francisco
Psychiatric beds
16

Coalinga State Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Fresno
Psychiatric beds
1286
*This facility does not accept voluntary admissions and mostly treats sexually violent predators.

College Hospital Costa Mesa

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Orange
Psychiatric beds
99

Crestwood Psychiatric Health Facility -- Bakersfield

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Kern
Psychiatric beds
71

Fremont Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Alameda
Psychiatric beds
148

Harbor-Ucla Medical Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
38

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
23

John George Psychiatric Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Alameda
Psychiatric beds
80

John Muir Behavioral Health Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Contra Costa
Psychiatric beds
73

Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Medical Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
10

Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
68

Kedren Community Mental Health Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
72

Los Angeles Community Hospital At Bellflower

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
32

Mission Community Hospital - Panorama Campus

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
60

Natividad Medical Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Monterey
Psychiatric beds
22

Pacifica Hospital Of The Valley

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
38

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital At Ucla

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
74

Restpadd Psychiatric Health Facility

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Shasta
Psychiatric beds
16

Restpadd Red Bluff Psychiatric Health Facility

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Tehama
Psychiatric beds
16

Royale Therapeutic Residential Center

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Orange
Psychiatric beds
40

San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Diego
Psychiatric beds
109

San Luis Obispo County Psychiatric Health Facility

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
San Luis Obispo
Psychiatric beds
16

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Santa Barbara
Psychiatric beds
20

Scripps Mercy Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
San Diego
Psychiatric beds
36

Sherman Oaks Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
General Medical
County
Los Angeles
Psychiatric beds
19

Sierra Vista Hospital

Deaths
1
Primary service
Psychiatric
County
Sacramento
Psychiatric beds
171