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New Forensic Hospital Transition Team

By | March 10th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

Construction of our brand new Forensic Unit at the Arizona State Hospital<> 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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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 [...]

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Delta Society

By | August 5th, 2010|General|

Cindy from the Delta Society began making visits with her therapy dogs at the Arizona State Hospital a couple of weeks ago.  The Delta Society is a volunteer organization that improves people's health and well-being using positive interactions with animals.  Their mission is to help people by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their [...]

Congrats Arizona State Hospital

By | August 4th, 2010|General|

  Congratulations to our team at the Arizona State Hospital- which was ranked in the top 20% of all US psychiatric hospitals.  The report was put together by the US News and World Report and ranks psychiatric hospitals using objective criteria as well as the hospital’s reputation with clinicians.  Overall, ASH ranked number 31 of [...]

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ADHS Status

By | July 21st, 2010|General, Newborn Screening|

We’ve got a lot to be proud of over the last year and an half.  It’s been hard, I know because of all of the budget reductions and the lower staffing level.  On the other hand, we’ve got an incredible mission and we’re doing a good job.  I often tell people that we work in [...]

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