(aka UHS, Inc, Cumberland Academy.)
(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)
We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Cumberland Hospital. For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm. If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Cumberland Hospital, you have the right to take action.
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Cumberland Hospital, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years. This will help! Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.
HEAL is currently investigating Cumberland Hospital.
|Kent Hugill||Director of Bus. Dev.||Hugill is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in VA. Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi|
|Cathy Fudella||Staff(?)||Cumberland's toll-free number is reportedly registered by Cathy Fudella. Source: http://www.xconnectto.com/cathy-fudella-800-368-3472.html Fudella is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in VA. Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi|
|Vickie Wilkins||Liaison||There is a Victoria B. Wilkins (may be a different person) that is a licensed Pharmacy Technician in VA. There are no other Vickie/Victoria Wilkins that hold any mental health, social work, nor medical licenses in VA. Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi|
|Gay Brooks||CEO||Brooks is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in VA. Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi|
|Floyd Lark||Director of Education||
Name Floyd R. Lark, Jr. (may be a different person)
Highest Degree Reported* Master's Degree
License Type Postgraduate Professional License
Expiration Date 06/30/2018
Endorsement(s) Adm & Supv Prek-12 central office only
Emotional Disturbance K-12
|Catherine Elizabeth Medina||Staff||
|Patricia Neyland Reams||Psychiatrist/MD||
|Valerie A. Mutchler-Fornili||Psychiatrist/MD||Mutchler-Fornili is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in VA. Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi|
|Colleen E. Murphy||LPC||Murphy is not a licensed mental health, social work, nor medical professional in VA. Source: https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi|
|Deborah S. Vick||LCP||
|*(Cumberland Hospital, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices. Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience. Thank you for your help.)|
|Cumberland operates multiple "group homes" including: Cumberland Magnolia House (Richmond, VA), Cumberland Barton House (Richmond, VA), and Cumberland Seger House (Richmond, VA).|
|External Link: http://www.bpkids.org/connect/forums/general-discussion/virgina-mental-health-commissioner-kept-treatment-centers-problems|
|External Link: Keep An Eye On PSI!"(and UHS!)|
|Article: Violations and Problems at UHS, Inc. Owned Facilities|
|HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment/admissions materials for Cumberland Group Homes. In the meantime, we recommend you check out our review of the Boulder Creek Academy Application. Boulder Creek Academy is also owned and operated by UHS.|
|HEAL has received one complaint regarding Cumberland from a parent. We are currently investigating.|
False advertising ,medical neglects ,abusive,lies to keeps kids in , do not fall for this hospital , doesn't help , worse hospital ive ever been too ."Source: http://www.yellowpages.com/new-kent-va/mip/cumberland-hospital-for-children-adolescents-457866778
"Job Work/Life Balance Compensation/Benefits Job Security/Advancement Management Job Culture worst place i have ever worked registered nurse (Former Employee), residential unit – July 13, 2014 Pros: working with and for the children Cons: overworked, mandatory overtime, poor management especially on the residential unit this job is the worst experience i ever had. the politics and poor management is ridicolous . great to work with the kids but desensitized management have run the hospital down. there is no consideration of staff and there is constant mandatory overtime or you get fired because they claim it is abandonment . they work their employees short staff until it becomes a safety issue with care of the patients. they lie about the bonus, read the fine print their aim is to not give as promised when you are hired. the schedule is very inflexible as they do the block scheduling system and force their employees to work every weekend instead of every other. it is a very unsafe environmnet and they have no regard for their employees . poor morale and spooky environment. a total waste of time to work for this company because they are used to high tunover as this is their culture therefore have no vested interest in their employees and or rentention incentives, you are replaceable/disposable . "
Poor management, overworked employees, bad experience
Behavioral Counselor (Current Employee), New Kent, VA – May 28, 2014
Pros: working with the kids
Cons: short staffing, overworked
I loved my job while I worked there - helping the kids made everything worthwhile. But the scheduling is awful. No one person does the scheduling, there are constantly holes in the schedule, and they don't care about short staffing the units. They will force you to stay in extra 8 hour shift for holes in the schedule they knew about weeks in advance. There's minimal job security. When there are lots of patients they'll overwork you and keep you late at work in a heartbeat. When there aren't many patients and the census is low, they fire for very small reasons.
Overall, bad experience. They don't care that you're tired because they kept you last night at work. They'll force you to work overtime or tell you to just not come back."
|ACS still sending ailing foster kids to shady psychiatric hospital in Virginia ACS still sending ailing foster kids to shady psychiatric clinic BY Reuven Blau NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:51 PM facebook Tweet email The city’s Administration for Children’s Services just signed a new $4.1 million no-bid contract with Universal Health Services. The service's Virginia facility is allegedly known for holding patients longer than needed in order to collect more money. (Jefferson Siegel/for New York Daily News) BY Reuven Blau NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:51 PM City foster children with serious medical needs will continue to be sent to a controversial for-profit psychiatric hospital in Virginia that’s under federal investigation for allegedly holding patients longer than necessary to collect more money. The city’s Administration for Children’s Services signed a new $4.1 million no-bid contract with Universal Health Services earlier this month. An ACS spokesman went to lengths to defend the deal. “A court ordered that these children continue to get care at this hospital, and ACS and the children’s lawyers agree that this is where the best care can be provided,” said spokesman Eric Ferrero, noting fewer than 10 kids are at the site. ACS commissioner blasts Cuomo for capping child welfare funds Part of the country’s largest chain of psychiatric hospitals, the company has come under fire for keeping patients longer than medically required in order to cash in, according to a series of BuzzFeed reports. The group’s billing practices are being probed by the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense, the site reported in May 2017. The city appears to have first contracted with Universal Health Services in November 2016. It is unclear why the contract was never put out to bid. Health and Human Services officials have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. They contend patients at their facilities receive top-notch care. Cuomo’s proposed budget hurts kids by slashing ACS funds The firm is no stranger to the city’s bean counters. The city pension funds own more than $25 million in the company’s stock. In that capacity, city Controller Scott Stringer, who monitors the city’s finances, has urged the firm to revamp its shareholders voting method. Currently, the firm’s CEO and chairman, Alan Miller, has more than 80% of voting power even though he owns less than 15% of its total shares. Still, Stringer’s office approved the new no-bid contract for several reasons. For one, the contract was listed as Cumberland Hospital Partners LLC, a subsidiary of the larger Universal Health Services, said controller spokesman Tyrone Stevens. Additionally, the Department of Investigation reviewed the firm and concluded it was “clean,” he added, noting a judge ordered three children be sent to the facility. Stevens also pointed out that under the City Charter, the controller can only reject a contract if there’s evidence of possible corruption in the contracting process or on the part of the vendor, a debarred contractor, insufficient money to pay for the deal, or lack of approval from the mayor or Law Department. Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/acs-sending-ailing-foster-kids-shady-psychiatric-clinic-article-1.3881429|
March 18th, 2018
Last Updated: March 18th, 2018