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New State Hospital Treatment Approach Leads to Improved Outcomes

By | February 12th, 2013|Behavioral Health, General|

One priority at ADHS is helping patients on their path to Recovery at the State Hospital.  Our Hospital team cares for people who have mental health issues, whether for civil reasons or committed through the criminal courts.  We also oversee the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center. Recent changes in security are making the Hospital a better [...]

Patients’ Drive to Help Homeless a Success

By | February 11th, 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 [...]

Behavioral Health Annual Report

By | January 10th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Our Behavioral Health Services team just finished and published our FY 12 Annual Report.  The new report identifies the number of clients served by service area, funding category and program; and includes programmatic financial reports of revenues, expenditures and administrative costs.  In it, you'll see that we received a total of about $1.46B in funding for FY 2012 for behavioral health services.  Our Agency [...]

Patient-driven Solution Needs Your Help

By | December 13th, 2012|General|

The Patients and Hospital Rehab Departments at the Hospital are working together with the Phoenix Rescue Mission (homeless shelter) to create Blessing Bags. Blessing Bags are 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 [...]

Thanksgiving, ASH & the Territorial Cup

By | November 21st, 2012|General|

Our Arizona State Hospital (ASH) and the U of A share a birthday.  Both were established by the 13th Territorial Legislature in 1885.  The City of Tucson had wanted ASH (it came with a $100K appropriation) but their delegation got to Prescott (the Territorial Capitol) late because the Salt was flooded…  and Tucson ended up [...]

Our New Strategic Plan

By | October 17th, 2012|General|

The vision of the Department is to ideally achieve a state of Health and Wellness for all Arizonans and our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. The updated mission and vision statements are helping us build public health value in-house as well as in [...]

Evidence Based Practice x (Training + Teamwork) = Results

By | August 17th, 2012|General|

We’ve been implementing an evidence-based practice called Non-Violent Crisis Intervention as our operational model at the AZ State Hospital for the last few months- and we’re already seeing dramatic results.  It's a best practice for early intervention and de-escalation created by the Crisis Prevention Institute.  It’s based on teamwork and training.  By using a cohesive team that’s [...]

Acting Deputy for Behavioral Health

By | August 5th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

Thanks for your patience as we developed our continuity plan for leadership in our Division of Behavioral Health.  I know you’re  all anxious to hear the transition plan for after Dr. Nelson leaves on August 24.  Fortunately, we are very lucky to have so many strong leaders here at the agency, including a really great [...]

Dr. Nelson- Our Friend & Amiga

By | July 25th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

One of our priorities over the last 3.5 years has been to ensure that we develop and train our workforce so that we maintain business continuity and have the ability to transition effectively to new leadership when the time comes (part of Strategic Map element E1).  We’ll be putting our prep work to the test [...]