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State Hospital Web Refresh

By | December 27th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

The State Hospital has a new front door, at least on the Internet.  Cory Nelson and Jesse Lewis spearheaded the effort to update the hospital’s homepage.  Jesse worked with Gannon Wegner to punch out the project.  The new landing page makes it a lot easier to find hospital info- everything from patient and family info, to [...]

Patient Confidentiality: A Cornerstone of Public Health Practice

By | December 8th, 2011|General|

When we think about holding things in confidence- several relationships come to mind that have a long history built on trust and the sharing of deeply private information.  Most of us can name these relationships with ease… husband and wife… lawyer and client… health care providers, public health officials and patients.  These relationships exist for [...]

AZ State Hospital Visitation & Recovery

By | October 21st, 2011|Behavioral Health|

Most likely, family and friends are the lynchpins of your support system.  The same is (of course) true for the patients that we serve at the Arizona State Hospital - and encouraging and reinforcing interaction with family and friends is a key to Recovery. An important element in reinforcing family and friend support systems is [...]

Hospital Leadership

By | June 22nd, 2011|Behavioral Health|

We’re delighted that Cory Nelson has agreed to share his talents with us as our new Arizona State Hospital CEO.  Cory has been serving for the last ten years as the CEO at the South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton, SD where he runs a 304-bed state psychiatric facility. He has a great reputation [...]

New Laws Related to our Mission

By | April 25th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General, Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

The Legislature completed the Regular Session last week.  They've passed numerous bills.  The Governor has signed many of them, but some are still waiting for her consideration and signature.  Below are the new laws that have been signed by the Governor that are related to our mission: HB 2585: Controlled Substances; Marijuana; Monitoring This law requires [...]

New Forensic Hospital Transition Team

By | March 10th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

Construction of our brand new Forensic Unit at the Arizona State Hospital<http://www.azdhs.gov/azsh/about_azsh.htm> is proceeding on schedule, and we’re looking forward to turning the key late this fall.  To get ready, we’ve pulled together a “Transition Team” to start planning the transition.  The Forensic team has recently organized their treatment units and approaches to focus not [...]

2011 Department Priorities Spotlight – Arizona State Hospital

By | December 22nd, 2010|Behavioral Health|

We’ve got an exiting year in store for the Arizona State Hospital in 2011.  One of the highlights will be our New Forensic Hospital which will open in the Fall.  During 2010 our Forensic team reorganized their treatment groups to focus on both psychiatric symptom stability and pro-social skill development and engagement.  During 2011 we’ll [...]

New ACPTC Program Activities

By | November 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Ever since our Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (on the grounds of the Arizona State Hospital) opened in 1998, we’ve been providing treatment to sexually violent persons who have a mental disorder and who have been convicted (or found guilty except insane) of a sexually violent offense or were charged with a sexually violent offense and [...]