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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 [...]

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100 Years (actually more) of the AZ State Hospital

By | February 16th, 2012|Behavioral Health, General|

Check our excellent new web page about the history of the AZ State hospital. The stuff on the new hospital history page is fascinating. One of the things that struck me is that the issues of concern to the Superintendent of the Hospital 100 years ago were remarkable similar to today. The 100 year old [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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