Singer Mental Health Center

Singer Lawsuit Dismissed

Jan 11, 2013
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A Winnebago County judge has tossed out a legal challenge aimed at getting Rockford's Singer Mental Center re-opened. The Illinois Nurses Association 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.

Post-Singer Crisis Care Taking Off

Jan 4, 2013

A court hearing is scheduled next week 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.

Singer Mental Health Case Delayed Until 2013

Nov 16, 2012
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In Rockford...the next court date in the Singer Mental Health Center lawsuit is scheduled for early January.

Judge Says Singer Center Will Close This Week

Oct 31, 2012
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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 Health Facilities and Services Review Board's decision to grant a permit to close Singer.

Rockford Area Plans For Post-Singer Era

Sep 28, 2012
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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.

Rosecrance Preparing Mental Health Triage Center

Sep 26, 2012

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.

Regulators Say Yes To Closing Singer

Sep 13, 2012
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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.

Illinois' new budget doesn't spare Singer

Jul 2, 2012
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Governor Pat Quinn signed Illinois' new spending plan over the weekend. His action included plans to shut down Rockford's Singer Mental Health Center, and use some of that money to increase funding for community-based care.

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Providers and advocates expect Gov. Pat Quinn to follow through on his promise to close the Singer Mental Health Center in Rockford. Quinn first targeted the facility last year and renewed his call to close Singer, along with the Tinley Park Mental Health Hospital, during his budget address in late February.

Fast-forward four months, and Quinn is following through on his promise to shutter facilities.

Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing “today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.”