Navigation Links
PA Secretary of Public Welfare Responds to Warren State Hospital Closure Rumors

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to reports about the potential closure of Warren State Hospital, Public Welfare Secretary Estelle B. Richman today reassured employees that the civil section of the facility would remain open.

"The department has no intention of closing the civil section of Warren State Hospital and will continue to provide the quality level of care in which residents and counties have come to depend," said Richman.

The Department of Public Welfare recently announced plans to close the civil section of Mayview State Hospital and is exploring the consolidation and privatization of forensic services currently provided at Norristown, Mayview and Warren state hospitals. Such a move would enable DPW to improve the delivery of forensic services while saving taxpayer dollars and would not affect the services currently provided in the civil section of Warren State Hospital.

"Ensuring the success of those transitioning to the community from the state hospital must be a collective effort," Richman said. "While we appreciate the advocacy efforts of those concerned about the well-being of individuals living with mental illness, it is imperative that, collectively, we remain focused on promoting recovery for our residents as they face this next step of life beyond the state hospital."

The Department of Public Welfare helps people meet their basic needs by providing health care and other critical support services for children, the elderly, people with chronic diseases, persons with disabilities and low income families and adults in Pennsylvania. DPW is dedicated to promoting, improving, and sustaining the quality of family life; breaking the cycle of dependency while protecting and serving Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. Visit DPW on the Internet at:


Stacey Witalec

(717) 787-4592

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. HSS Secretary Talks About Management of Bird Flu Pandemic
2. White House Press Secretary to Battle Second Round of Colon Cancer
3. UN Secretary Emphasize Action Against Tuberculosis
4. Health Secretary Apologizes For Failed Online Recruitment System
5. UN Secretary General Urges G8 Summit to Act on Climate Change
6. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Renews Goal To Reverse Spread of HIV by 2015
7. Controversial deal on public access of the human genome map
8. WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon
9. WHO To Support Public Health Threats
10. Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate
11. FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Tysabri, a New Drug for MS
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Autism Speaks, ... the global movement driven by social media and the generosity of people around the ... encourage their social media networks to give – and share the personal stories behind ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... All her life, Don Peck’s mother wondered if she was a descendant ... have been. After a 25-year search for information, Don and his aunt discovered that ... last name. Turns out, it was Don’s father who was descended from not one, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Dehydration, defined as a loss of body water content, can make people ... heat stroke and death will quickly follow. A normal human body is 70 percent ... and structure requires water to function properly. Kleyne, who believes that medical research will ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Dublin, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... Community College District , the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center in ... workplace injuries during the holiday season’s major sales events. As the volume ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Add a fresh touch to this year’s ... affordable way to bring long-lasting style and cheer to any space. , Holiday plants ... air and keep on giving all year long. , “Holiday plants make a room ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) ... of Clinical Services, Education and Human Resources will be presenting ... Oncology Drugs: Health Plan Strategies for a Dynamic Market" on ... Fenrick , a consultant with the Cambridge Advisory Group, where ... The webinar will discuss the rapid growth ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- st  Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the ... place in Chicago on Nov-29 th ... st  Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society ... Chicago on Nov-29 th through Dec-4 ... Dynamics will present its revolutionary whole body CZT digital SPECT/CT solution ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... DELRAY BEACH, Fla. , Nov. 24, 2015 ... company , has recently announced the launch of ... --> ... --> --> ... or for during travel and vacation, just got ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: