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July 13, 2020 – Universal Health Services, a for-profit public company which runs about 30 psychiatric facilities involved in the settlement, did not admit to any wrongdoing in agreeing to settle.

“UHS was eager to resolve this matter to avoid future distractions and the high costs of litigation,” the Pennsylvania-based company said in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The company also said it “unequivocally disputes any allegation that it engaged in wrongdoing of any kind.

“Investigations of this nature are an unfortunate reality facing the healthcare and hospital provider industry” because they rely so much on government funds, the company said.

In its statement, UHS also said that it prioritizes “high quality, evidence-based patient care delivered by compassionate clinicians who determine appropriate treatment and care based on the individual needs of each patient.”

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