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Hospital to decline inpatient psychiatric unit grant

Jefferson Healthcare may return a $1.5 million grant it was awarded to build a seven-bed inpatient psychiatric facility and instead, head in a less costly direction that involves two safe rooms and… Read More

 

New contract provides mental health services to inmates

Sheriff Dave Stanko said a new medical care services contract for jail inmates is “a great first step,” but fails in keeping the county’s money within the county.

“I am disappointed that [jail superintendent] Steve [Richmond] and I could not build a local cooperative to take care of our jail physical and mental health needs with local providers,” Stanko told the board of county commissioners March 14… Read More

 

Jefferson Healthcare lands $1.5 million for inpatient psychiatric services

Jefferson County residents who need inpatient mental health help may need to go no further than Jefferson Healthcare hospital thanks to a long-shot $1.509 million grant the system received from the state Department of Commerce… Read More

State awards $5.5 million to increase number of short-term psychiatric care beds

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $5.539 million in grants to seven health care providers to develop additional facilities for short-term inpatient psychiatric detention services. The state’s investment is supported with another $93.3 million from other funding sources… Read More

A safety net for the mentally ill

It’s a bitter mix: mental illness, self-medication through drugs or alcohol, erratic actions that break the law and prompt a police response. And then: What options do the police have? Do they know what they’re dealing with? Where do they take someone? What kind of professional help is available at… Read More

Officials team up to talk mental health

A recent high-profile arrest of a Port Townsend man charged with assault, criminal trespass, resisting arrest and obstructing a law enforcement officer focused local attention on the intersection of law enforcement and mental health support systems in… Read More

Officials team up, talk about mental health

A recent high-profile arrest of a Port Townsend man charged with assault, criminal trespass, resisting arrest and obstructing a law enforcement officer focused local attention on the intersection of law enforcement and mental health support systems in Jefferson County.. Read More

Mental health facilit funds may be sought

Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson Mental Health Services may partner to apply for a grant to establish an inpatient care facility in Jefferson County.

Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn broached the subject at the Sept. 2 hospital commission meeting, noting that the state Legislature made $5 million available to communities to build crisis centers or inpatient psychiatric centers. Glenn noted that there is an Oct. 1 deadline to apply for funding… Read More

Hospital, mental health services eye funding for inpatient facility

Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson Mental Health Services may partner to apply for a grant to establish an inpatient care facility in Jefferson County.

Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn broached the subject at the Sept. 2 hospital commission meeting, noting that the state Legislature made $5 million available to communities to build crisis centers or inpatient psychiatric centers. Glenn noted that there is an Oct. 1 deadline to… Read More