Alden Village Health Facility for Children and Young Adults in Bloomingdale was fined $10,000 by the state and given a six-month conditional license after a 23-year old patient was raped and impregnated by a nurses aid.
This is not the first violation for the often troubled chain that operates 31 other facilities in Illinois. Since 1996, this particular facility has been cited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 154 times and at least once every year.
Previous fines, citations and lawsuits at the facility include:
•November 2003 – suit alleging sexual abuse of an 11-year-old mentally retarded girl.
•2004 – $50,000 fine when a 12-year-old boy died after he was trapped between his mattress and crib.
•November 2005 – 19 deficiencies cited by the Department of Public Health