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Five Key Takeaways From Our Investigation on Foster Kids in Private Psychiatric Hospitals

Mother Jones illustration; Ash Adams

Thousands of children have been sent to facilities run by a scandal-plagued health care giant.

Universal Health Services, the country’s largest psychiatric hospital chain, claims on its website to provide compassionate care with a “relentless focus on quality” to thousands of patients each year. And it does well by investors, too: The publicly traded, Fortune 500 company brought in $13.4 billion last year.

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