My Way News – “Cuckoo’s Nest” hospital rebuilt following abuses

My Way News – “Cuckoo’s Nest” hospital rebuilt following abuses.

Oregon State Mental Hospital in Salem will be getting a major makeover, with most of the building being replaced by a new facility.

Better facilities, more outdoor space, better meals and more treatment is forecast for the patients, most of whom are involuntarily committed to the hospital.

Ken Kesey’s 1962 story was based on his experiences at a VA facility in California, but was filmed at the Oregon State hospital.

State inspections revealed the Salem facility to have quite a few skeletons in its own closet, including unsanitary facilities,  troubles with patients dying of pneumonia, and thousands of cremated corpses from the past century  stored in copper canisters on site.