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Amy Silverman/AZCIR

Amy Silverman/AZCIR

Amy Silverman, an award-winning writer, editor and teacher, is a contributing editor for the Arizona center for Investigative Reporting.

Patient deaths at Arizona State Hospital raise questions about staffing levels, lack of oversight

By: - November 16, 2021

On the afternoon of Oct. 20, Philip Ronan, a patient at the Arizona State Hospital, left art class to use the bathroom—and never returned. He had a pair of scissors with him, which he’d been using to work on his stamp collection. A hospital staff member knocked on the door and asked if he was […]