Middletown State Hospital

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Middletown State Hospital
Middletown State Hospital
Established 1870
Construction Began 1870
Opened 1874
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Middletown, NY
Alternate Names
  • Middletown Homeopathic Hospital
  • Middletown Psychiatric Center (Current)



[edit] History

Middletown Psychiatric Center (MPC) offers contemporary treatment for adults with complex mental illnesses. The goal of treatment is recovery. Treatment and rehabilitation by an inter-disciplinary team of mental health professionals aim at equipping patients to manage their illness, strengthen their skills and better the quality of their lives. MPC¹s inpatient units and administration are located in Tuckerman Hall with Outpatient and Residential Services throughout Orange and Sullivan counties.

MPC's innovative 25,000 square foot Treatment Mall brings together, in one location, contemporary treatment and rehabilitation, specialized programs to build daily life skills, indoor and outdoor activities, hobbies and patient services. This program has been replicated in over 25 hospitals in 7 states.

MPC offers programs to meet patients' individual treatment requirements while responding with sensitivity to their diverse cultural backgrounds and needs. Specialized services include programs for: co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse; geriatric patients participating in the community through volunteer work (e.g., Meals on Wheels); patients requiring a structured, secure treatment setting; patients in need of comprehensive skills building; cognitive remediation to improve intellectual functioning.

MPC participates with Columbia University and Psychiatric Institute in advanced psychiatric training in Geriatric and Public Psychiatry. MPC serves as a nexus for consultations and dissemination of knowledge to the community, from information about new medications to assistance in the design of humane residential environments. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Health Care Organizations, Middletown Psychiatric Center has an outstanding record in surveys conducted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Federal Health Care Finance Administration.

MPC has pioneered the development of a Community Campus, a dramatic departure from the isolation of traditional psychiatric hospitals. The hospital now shares the 226 acre grounds with a full spectrum of mutually supportive public and non-profit agencies serving the community in the areas of mental health, health, education, human services, housing and economic development. For patients, the Community Campus means convenient access to community services and skills building programs. By breaking down barriers which historically separated hospital from community, the stigma of mental illness is reduced.[1]

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[edit] References

  1. From the NY Office of Mental Health




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