Superintendent defends SpringfieldAn Aug. 21 article in...

LETTERS

September 21, 1997

Superintendent defends Springfield

An Aug. 21 article in The Sun in Carroll, "Patient acquitted of rape charge," left an incorrect perception of treatment methods at Springfield Hospital Center. Additionally, the quotes attributed to the security force who testified at the hearing were taken out of context.

Springfield Hospital Center takes great pride in its mission to provide competent and clinically appropriate treatment to the citizens of Maryland with mental illness.

The treatment methods used at Springfield Hospital Center are based on current and state-of-the-art standards consistent with the American Psychiatric Association. The perception that Springfield condones or considers sexual rendezvous as "therapeutic" is simply not true.

Paula A. Langmead

Sykesville

The writer is superintendent of Springfield Hospital Center.

Pub Date: 9/21/97

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