Portland's Unity Center wins reprieve to fix problems in care for mentally distressed

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, the region's psychiatric emergency ward, continues to raise new concerns about patient safety and care. Legacy Health says it is working hard to fix the problems.

This article has been updated from its original version. It has been updated to reflect comment by Legacy Health and clarified with further reporting on the federal review of Unity.

The federal government has extended its deadline for Legacy Health to fix what a complaint claimed was a "hell hole" created for some of the region's most vulnerable people at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland, the region's psychiatric emergency facility that opened last year.