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Hello! Please remember that my response is for information only, we are not establishing a therapeutic relationship.
I called a very highly rated treatment facility for eating disorders, Timberline Knolls, (http://www.timberlineknolls.com/) and asked about involuntary admission and locked units for eating disorders. The person I talked to said she did not believe that what you are asking for (eating disorder --only locked program).
This is what I suspected --that in order for you to do an involuntary admission you need to go general psychiatric.
Is she in the LA area now? I really like this particular hospital (Pasadena) a lot:
The facility is extremely nice and the treatment is excellent --even though it's general psych., perhaps it might fit more of what you are looking for.
If she's not in the LA area currently, perhaps I can help you find something similar to it where she is currently located.
Let me know ---
This one looks promising and it is in Florida:
And look at this one described as "acute care" for ED: It's in Denver
I will look some more, by the way, but I wanted to get these 2 to you quickly ----
I'm sorry if I gave you the same facility from where she escaped from!
It sounds like the State Hospital route(or something similar) is the way you are going to go then ---
That's a link to Sarasota Memorial Hospital Acute Care Unit.
Here's a link for the State Hospital System in Florida:
If you want to go for the "highest ranking" psychiatric hospital --that would be Johns Hopkins
Here's an article rating the best hospitals as decided by US News
I hope these links help!!!