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ADHS is Developing a Center for Psychiatric Excellence

By | April 12th, 2018|Behavioral Health|

Earlier this year, we took a huge first step in our efforts to transform the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) into a Center for Psychiatric Excellence by releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP), soliciting outside organizations interested in leasing space on the campus. The Center for Psychiatric Excellence will provide state of the art, comprehensive behavioral [...]

Annual Report Highlights Advances in Making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation

By | April 6th, 2018|General|

This week we celebrated National Public Health Week, highlighting the great work and accomplishments of the Arizona Department of Health Services and our public health and healthcare partners from across the state. We are concluding this week with the release of our Annual Report to highlight many of the great projects and programs our teams accomplished over the last fiscal year, [...]

Take Steps to Improve Your Overall Health with Nutritious Meals and Active Living

By | March 21st, 2017|Prevention|

During National Nutrition Month 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges all of us to start small—one forkful at a time. Rather than focusing on just one specific food or meal, remember to balance what you eat and drink with your individual energy needs. Overall well-being includes enjoyable eating, active living, and healthy lifestyle [...]

First Group of Interns Now Participating in Training Program at the Arizona State Hospital

By | March 13th, 2017|Behavioral Health|

The first group of four behavioral health technician interns from Glendale Community College started their training at the Arizona State Hospital in mid-February. The Arizona State Hospital is the only psychiatric inpatient facility being utilized by Glendale Community College for this internship, which will help us recruit new staff to the facility. Behavioral health technician [...]

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Provide Much-Needed Service to Our Communities

By | March 8th, 2017|Prevention|

Today we’re celebrating the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. The day honors the contributions and expertise of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists as food and nutrition experts. We have more than 20 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists working on our team to help us achieving our mission to improve health and wellness for all [...]

Arizona State Hospital is Developing Public-Private Partnership Opportunity

By | November 7th, 2016|General|

This past June, we released a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking feedback on opportunities for public-private partnerships at the Arizona State Hospital to create a Center of Psychiatric Excellence. Through this vision, we are looking for innovative opportunities for public-private partnerships to utilize available property and/or buildings located on the ASH campus  to enhance and improve the [...]

National Preparedness Month

By | September 7th, 2016|Preparedness|

National Preparedness month begins this week with a focus on making sure you are prepared for an emergency at home, work or places you visit. The ADHS “Wise and Ready” webpage offers practical resources to help prepare for and withstand incidents that may impact the health of the public. Join us in sharing resources such [...]

Career Recruiting Events to be Held this Summer

By | June 27th, 2016|General|

Our Human Resources team will be hosting on-site career events at the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) as well as increasing our recruiting efforts for the rest of the agency. The career events at ASH will be recruiting for critical positions including: Registered Nurses, Behavioral Health Technicians/MHPS 3's and Hospital Security at ASH; Epidemiologists in Public [...]

National Recognition Week Highlights the Impact of Nurses on Our Overall Health

By | May 6th, 2016|General|

Today is the start of National Nurses Week, which is a perfect time for all of us to recognize the tremendous impact nurses have on the overall health of our communities. Nurses are the cornerstone of public health that are often on the front lines of protecting health by providing immunizations and working alongside [...]

State Hospital Continues to Receive Joint Commission Accreditation

By | October 6th, 2015|Behavioral Health|

We received notification this week from the Joint Commission that the Arizona State Hospital will continue to be accredited for all hospital services through October 2017. The acknowledgement confirms the state hospital is meeting standards above and beyond general patient care. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies health care organizations in the United States. Accreditation [...]