Warren State Hospital welcomes you…
Warren State Hospital (WSH) is dedicated to providing the best opportunity for recovery to persons admitted for treatment. Furthermore, we realize the importance of families or significant others in an individual’s response to treatment, as well as their important role in the person's support system. Therefore, with the individual's permission, the hospital makes every effort to include families in treatment and discharge planning activities. This commitment to quality psychiatric care and family involvement in treatment is reflected in our mission statement.
We also know the importance of continuity of care in ensuring the shortest stay possible and the continuation of needed care and support after discharge from the hospital. Discharge planning even begins before the individual's admission and continues throughout their hospitalization, ending with an individualized aftercare plan that guides the person's return to community living. This comprehensive aftercare plan ensures the identification of needed services and supports after discharge. It also designates who is responsible for providing each service. This aftercare plan is then monitored by the county mental health program and modified or revised as needed to facilitate the person's long-term adjustment to community living.
WSH is just one component in a continuum of comprehensive care that is available to residents of northwestern Pennsylvania with persistent and serious mental illness. Our responsibility to people who need our services and support is to provide the most current and effective inpatient treatment interventions and psychosocial rehabilitation activities that will promote recovery. Community services for persons with serious mental illness have improved steadily over the past decade and as a result fewer and fewer persons need our level of care, which is certainly gratifying. However, should anyone need longer-term inpatient care, the staff of WSH and I want to assure you that we will provide the best care possible and work as hard as we can to return you as quickly as possible to family, community and to a productive and satisfying life.
Charlotte M. Uber, LSW
Chief Executive Officer