KALAMAZOO, Mich.— The Michigan Department of Community Health hopes a new director will usher in a new era for a Kalamazoo hospital, under investigation for alleged abuse of patients.
Jill Krause's first day at the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital is Jan. 7. Krause has more than 21 years of experience in behavioral health, most recently serving as the director of the adult mental illness division of Network180 in Kent County.
“As a department, we are committed to providing quality care to the patients at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital,” said Tim Becker, deputy director of the Michigan Department of Community Health. “We continue to make important progress in ensuring the safety of our patients and staff, and I am confident that Jill’s experience and leadership will help us carry this momentum forward.”