Arizona State Hospital

/Tag:Arizona State Hospital

Opportunity to Join the Arizona State Hospital Team

By | November 10th, 2014|General|

The Arizona State Hospital will be hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, November 12, from 9am to Noon at 501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix.  We’re looking for folks that might be interested in joining our team at the Arizona State Hospital.  We’ll be recruiting for various positions like Psychiatric RN’s, Mental Health Program Specialists, and [...]

Opportunity to Join the Arizona State Hospital Team

By | July 5th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

The Arizona State Hospital will be hosting a Job Fair next Wednesday (July 9) 9 am to Noon at 501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix.  We’re looking for folks that might be interested in joining our team at the Arizona State Hospital.  We’ll be recruiting for various positions like Psychiatric RN’s, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nursing Shift Supervisors, Mental [...]

National Nurses Week & the Harlem Shake

By | May 12th, 2014|General|

Anybody that has worked in the healthcare industry knows who's the backbone of care: Nurses.  Last week we celebrated nurses with National Nurses Week. We have many nurses throughout the Department in various divisions. Each nurse provides a distinct service to the Department. The majority of our nurses work at the AZ State Hospital providing [...]

ADHS SWAT Team Strikes

By | April 17th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

Last week the ASH Pharmacy began having problems with the computer system that the medical staff use to order prescriptions for patients.  Orders weren’t consistently showing up on the pharmacy computer screen or printing out.  We implemented our back-up system right away, but the temporary work-around was time consuming.  Our Information Technology team made this their [...]

Arizona State Hospital In Good Standing

By | March 14th, 2014|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

Last September the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) was inspected (surveyed) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The survey team can review over 20 different areas and three were identified that we needed to address: Governing Body, Patient Rights, and Nursing Services.   In December, we developed and implemented a Plan of Correction which [...]

Please Help Supply Blessing Bags

By | February 20th, 2014|General|

Patients and Staff at the Arizona State Hospital are working with the Phoenix Rescue Mission again this year to create Blessing Bags.  They're large gallon sized Ziploc bags filled with basic necessities which will be handed out by the Phoenix Rescue Mission to the homeless.  But they need some donations to get going.  The Hospital team [...]

ASH Recheck

By | February 13th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

Last week we had a visit from CMS (Medicare) to check on our plan of correction from a Survey that was conducted last fall at the Civil Units.  Although we won’t get a final report for a while…  we do know that Team ASH did a great job during the survey- ensuring that the surveyors [...]

State Hospital Becoming a National Model

By | August 7th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Operating any type of medical or behavioral health facility is a balancing act.  It’s especially delicate at the Arizona State Hospital because we deal with patients who suffer from the most severe symptoms of mental illness.  Treatment practices at ASH has changed through the years to reflect contemporary approaches.  Decades ago, people with mental illness were heavily medicated [...]

ASH CEO Position

By | May 15th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Now that Cory Nelson has officially been appointed as our Deputy Director for Behavioral Health, we’re moving full steam ahead to recruit for the Chief Executive Officer of the Arizona State Hospital.  The CEO is a critical member of our team and has the responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of the civil, forensic and [...]

Blessing Bag Update

By | February 15th, 2013|General|

I wanted to update on one of my December blog posts.  Around the holidays, patients at the Arizona State Hospital decided to take on a project – to help the homeless.   Patients wanted an opportunity to give back to the community in a way that would help those in need.  They chose a project working [...]