Lisa is a reporter on the investigations team. She write long-term, deep-dive stories to create much-needed changes in the local community.

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As the state investigates ‘heinous abuse,’ Philly Council calls for removal of children from Devereux

After an Inquirer investigation, Philadelphia has stopped sending children to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Meanwhile, state officials are probing allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct.

Staff abused children for years at the nation’s leading behavioral health nonprofit for youth — while red flags were dismissed

Inquirer investigation: Lapses in supervision, staffing, and training at Devereux over the last two decades led to the abuse of children with disabilities and disorders.

Glen Mills leaders broke child-abuse law, state auditor finds

The report from the auditor general’s office comes six weeks before the reform school will attempt to win back its licenses and reopen.

Social distancing can be dangerous for people in addiction. Can a knock on the door help?

Isolation is the cornerstone of social distancing, but it's also the worst thing that can happen to a person in addiction trying to stay clean. Pathways to Recovery, a treatment program in Port Richmond, is sending peer therapists to check on their patients to try to prevent relapse.

‘We’re very worried about PTSD’: Villanova to study COVID-19’s long-range toll on frontline workers

Clinicians at the college of nursing say they will spend 20 years analyzing the long-term mental, physical and social effects of being health care provider, first-responder or other essential worker during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tracing the virus from a CHOP doctor to a Montco cop, to more than a dozen others

When Joe and Angelina McCreary brought their newborn son to the King of Prussia office of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on March 2, they had no idea the doctor had just returned from traveling overseas. Soon, they had the coronavirus — and so did their friends and family.

A Philly nurse’s decision: Fight COVID-19 in New York, or stay safe for her kids?

Her phone is ringing off the hook, and her inbox is swamped with agencies offering to give her a crash-course in ICU nursing and fly her to “the front lines.” She feels it’s the right thing to do. But the 39-year-old from Delco also doesn’t want to leave or risk infecting her kids.

Special Report

Inside a Philadelphia COVID-19 hospital, where everything is repurposed toward survival

Temple sees more COVID-19 patients than any other Philly hospital. We take you inside.

As coronavirus spreads, some Philly hospitals are forcing nonmedical staffers to come to the office

Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services, both juggernauts in psychiatric care, are not offering remote work to its non-medical employees, as most area hospitals have done.

Despite coronavirus stay-at-home order, Pa. is transferring children across the state

State lawmakers in Perry County said that it was "irresponsible" to move juveniles in the justice system from a COVID-19 "hotbed" like Philadelphia to their less-affected area near Harrisburg.