Danville State and Success
Built in 1869 Danville State is the second oldest state mental facility in the state of Pennsylvania. It serves the mentally ill mandated by the state for treatment. Mental illness can strike anyone regardless of race, age, gender or ethnicity. The hospital is autocratic in nature, with all decisions made by the CEO and with the information filtered down the lower levels. This leadership style is about as old as the building but with new innovative strategies we can become not only the best when it comes to rehabilitation but also the best when it comes to their organizational culture.
Danville State Hospital is state mental facilities run the state of Pennsylvania. We provide treatment to a minimum of 180 patients with an average stay of 2 years; which is one of the most successful rehabilitation rates in the state of Pennsylvania. At Danville State we provide treatment to those individuals stricken with mental illness through interactive, innovative and educational programs, returning court mandated individuals to a less restrictive and less costly community setting. The operation at Danville State is large. Departments to purchase materials to run the faculty, nursing for direct care to the human resource department to deal with employment and patient employment issues are but a few of the departments to help patients reach to road to recovery. Maintaining and successfully managing all aspects of the hospital takes planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Danville State Hospital has used the various functions of management to create a safe, secure and successful treatment facility.
The mission of Danville State is to provide people suffering from mental illness the quality of care through innovative programs and treatment with special emphasis on returning patients to a less restrictive environment with treatment based on respect and dignity of the individual in our...