TONIGHT: Patton State Hospital Employees Honor Slain Napa Coworker

PSH Staff to Hold Candlelight Vigil Honoring Fallen Napa State Hospital Employee

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- California Association of Psychiatric Technicians:



TONIGHT, Tuesday, October 26, beginning 7 p.m.



Patton State Hospital, 3102 East Highland Avenue, Patton, Calif.; main entrance.



Psychiatric Technicians and other employees of Patton State Hospital.



Several dozen employees carrying candles.



Psychiatric Technicians and other Patton State Hospital professionals are joining together in remembrance of a fellow Psychiatric Technician killed Saturday evening at Napa State Hospital in Napa County.


Napa State Hospital Psychiatric Technician Donna Gross was killed October 24 as a result of a patient assault. The suspected patient currently is in custody.


To show respect for Donna Gross, her family and fellow state hospital workers across the state – and to highlight safety issues and concerns – Patton employees will be holding their candlelight vigil at the same time a similar event is happening at Napa State Hospital.


Patton and Napa State Hospitals both provide services to Californians with severe mental illnesses, as do Coalinga State Hospital in Fresno County, Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles County and Atascadero State Hospital in San Luis Obispo County.


The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians is the elected union representative for 7,000 state-employed Psychiatric Technicians and related workers who provide compassionate, professional mental health and developmental services for the Californians in our care. CAPT also is the professional organization for all of California’s 14,000 licensed Psychiatric Technicians.


California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
Mark Cruz, 909-289-3460
CAPT Patton Chapter President
Brady Oppenheim, 916-952-9961
CAPT Consultant

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