The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services operates regional psychiatric hospitals in six locations across the state. These specialized facilities provide short-term, intensive treatment to patients in both inpatient and community-supported environments. They also deliver comprehensive care to patients committed by criminal courts.
Working in collaboration with county boards and community agencies, expert services are built on evidence-based best practices. Staff at all our hospitals focus on maximizing the potential for recovery so that people with mental illness will be successful and satisfied in their preferred community roles with the level of support needed and wanted.
One of the major priorities for OhioMHAS is to acknowledge and promote improvements in clinical care within the regional psychiatric hospital system. A report issued in December 2011 describes our work toward a System of Care Strategic Plan that drives improvements within our hospitals to better serve our consumers and the citizens of Ohio. Read about the Hospital System of Care Initiative.
OhioMHAS and its hospital management team are committed to providing the highest level of quality and safety to the patients and families that it serves. As part of that commitment, each hospital is required to be inspected by and maintain compliance with the national healthcare standards for hospitals of The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). All six Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services regional psychiatric hospitals have achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
OhioMHAS encourages patients and their families to report concerns about safety or quality?
In 2014, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) released The Vital Role of State Psychiatric Hospitals. This technical report includes recommendations for improving community integration, hospital operations and policies on all system levels. To support the recommendations, the report includes background and discussion on the history and current context of state psychiatric hospitals; data and trends; how admission decisions to state psychiatric hospitals are made; the impact of the 1999 Olmstead Supreme Court decision; and other topics.