Singer Mental Health Center http://northernpublicradio.org en Singer Lawsuit Dismissed http://northernpublicradio.org/post/singer-lawsuit-dismissed <p>A Winnebago County judge has tossed out a legal challenge aimed at getting Rockford's Singer Mental Center re-opened. The <a href="http://www.illinoisnurses.com/">Illinois Nurses Association</a> filed a lawsuit last fall as the state closed Singer. The association wanted a judicial review of the process to grant a permit to shutter the facility. It was also seeking an emergency stay of Singer's closure. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:14:46 +0000 Mike Moen 23881 at http://northernpublicradio.org Singer Lawsuit Dismissed Post-Singer Crisis Care Taking Off http://northernpublicradio.org/post/post-singer-crisis-care-taking <p>A <a href="http://www.rrstar.com/news/x1582304372/Lawsuit-to-reopen-Singer-Mental-Health-Center-delayed">court hearing is scheduled next week </a>related to the recent closing of Rockford’s Singer Mental Health Center. While the legal battle plays out, local providers say a new network of mental health service is making strides. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:50:30 +0000 Mike Moen 23573 at http://northernpublicradio.org Singer Mental Health Case Delayed Until 2013 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/singer-mental-health-case-delayed-until-2013 <p></p><p>In Rockford...the next court date in the Singer Mental Health Center lawsuit is scheduled for early January. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:43:38 +0000 Mike Moen 21429 at http://northernpublicradio.org Singer Mental Health Case Delayed Until 2013 Judge Says Singer Center Will Close This Week http://northernpublicradio.org/post/judge-says-singer-center-will-close-week <p>A Winnebago County judge on Tuesday denied a motion to keep open the Singer Mental Health Center in Rockford. The request was made by the Illinois Nurses Association, which is suing to get a judicial review of the Illinois&nbsp;Health Facilities and Services Review Board's decision to grant a permit to close Singer. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:36:51 +0000 Mike Moen 20596 at http://northernpublicradio.org Judge Says Singer Center Will Close This Week Rockford Area Plans For Post-Singer Era http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-area-plans-post-singer-era <p>On Monday, the state of Illinois plans to stop accepting new admissions to the Singer Mental Health Center. The Rockford facility is one of several closures planned by the governor’s office as part of a cost-cutting move. WNIJ’s Mike Moen reports on what’s being done to help the community transition to a new mental health care system. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:40:26 +0000 Mike Moen 19083 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Area Plans For Post-Singer Era Rosecrance Preparing Mental Health Triage Center http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rosecrance-preparing-mental-health-triage-center <p><font size="5">Work is underway on a facility in Rockford aimed at helping people dealing with a psychiatric crisis. It's one of several steps being taken as the state prepares to close the Singer Mental Health Center. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:24:32 +0000 Mike Moen 18963 at http://northernpublicradio.org Regulators Say Yes To Closing Singer http://northernpublicradio.org/post/regulators-say-yes-closing-singer <P>Illinois regulators have given their consent to the state's plan to close Rockford's Singer Mental Health Center this fall. The decision by the Health Facilities Services and Review Board came in a 5 to 3 vote this week. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:08:23 +0000 Mike Moen 18329 at http://northernpublicradio.org Regulators Say Yes To Closing Singer Illinois' new budget doesn't spare Singer http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-new-budget-doesnt-spare-singer <p>Governor Pat Quinn signed Illinois&#39; new spending plan over the weekend. His action included plans to shut down Rockford&#39;s Singer Mental Health Center, and use some of that money to increase funding for community-based care. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:36:01 +0000 Mike Moen 14335 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois' new budget doesn't spare Singer Singer Center's fate underscores mental health service woes in northern Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/singer-centers-fate-underscores-mental-health-service-woes-northern-illinois <p>Providers and advocates expect Gov. Pat Quinn to follow through on his promise to close the <a href="https://plus.google.com/116245158761079850449/about?gl=us&amp;hl=en">Singer Mental Health Center</a> in Rockford. Quinn first targeted the facility last year and renewed his call to close Singer, along with the <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/tinley-park-mental-health-center-6433055">Tinley Park Mental Health Hospital</a>, during his <a href="http://www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=2&amp;RecNum=10036">budget address</a> in late February.</p><p>Fast-forward four months, and Quinn is following through on his promise to shutter facilities.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:08:11 +0000 Mike Moen 13891 at http://northernpublicradio.org Singer Center's fate underscores mental health service woes in northern Illinois The Governor's Budget Address http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governors-budget-address <p>Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing &ldquo;today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:51:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 7367 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Governor's Budget Address