The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL

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Location: DeSoto Licensed beds: 116 Owner: Aurora Behavioral Health Care

Safety incidents: In March 2016, a 9-year-old boy was choked and thrown against a wall by an older patient. The same month, a 14-year-old boy tore a toilet seat off its base and used it to pummel a nurse, who had been left alone on a unit with 14 adolescent patients. Records show the hospital ordered safer toilets and retrained staff.

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