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Federal probe finds 'unsafe patient care environment' at MU hospital

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A federal investigation uncovered "an unsafe patient care environment" at the University of Missouri Health Care's University Hospital in Columbia.

The probe in September 2020 found the hospital’s security officers would provoke patients, then pepper-spray and restrain them, according to federal documents reviewed by the Columbia Missourian.

Since the investigation, the hospital reportedly has placed more responsibility on nurses and modified security officers’ training.

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