After threatening to terminate Eleanor Slater Hospital's accreditation in 2017, an unannounced survey led to its decision to preliminarily deny its accreditation. The hospital, which is a state run psychiatric facility, is under investigation by the Rhode Island Attorney General into significant financial issues, workplace disputes and patient care complaints. A workplace union recently issued a vote of no confidence directed at hospital administration.
Joint Commission cites as the reasons for issuing a preliminary denial of accreditation to Eleanor Slater Hospital in Rhode Island based on one or more of the following justifications: An immediate threat to health or safety for patients or the public. Submission or falsified documents or misrepresented information. Lack of a required license or similar issue at the time of the survey. Failure to resolve the requirements of an accreditation with follow-up survey status. Patients having been placed at risk for serious adverse outcomes due to significant or pervasive patterns/trends/repeat findings, or significant noncompliance with Joint Commission standards.