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Laguna Honda Hospital nears end of U.S. oversight
San Francisco Chronicle

Laguna Honda Hospital’s gleaming new facility may be getting all the attention, but the nursing home is about to hit another milestone long in the making: getting out from under federal oversight 14 years after the U.S. Department of Justice found a “pattern of egregious conditions” there.

Prompted by an anonymous complaint, federal investigators in 1997 visited the Twin Peaks-area facility and the next year issued a blistering report describing demented patients wandering off campus, fights among patients, institutional wards offering no privacy and no dining rooms for the residents.

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