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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2013

CONTACT: Jennifer Miller, (608) 266-1683

MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE HONORED FOR ITS INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC CARE

Facility Recognized By National Organization That Ranks Hospital Quality

MADISON—Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) has been named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. MMHI, which is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), received this honor for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2012 for the Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) measure set. The honor recognizes MMHI’s commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.

“I am extremely proud and pleased that Mendota Mental Health Institute has been recognized for its success in a challenging and sensitive field,” said DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades. “I am confident MMHI will continue to be a national leader in psychiatric treatment for generations to come.”

MMHI, located in Madison, Wisconsin, provides court-ordered inpatient psychiatric services for individuals from all over the state. “The individuals we serve face many challenges, challenges most people only read about or sometimes hear about on the news,” explained Dr. Greg Van Rybroek, CEO of MMHI. “We are very fortunate to have highly skilled and hard-working employees who devote themselves to providing quality care, treatment, and a safe environment to the individuals we serve,” added Dr. Van Rybroek. “Though we are proud to receive the distinction, we recognize there is always more that can be done and are dedicated to continuously improving the services we provide.”

Mendota Mental Health Institute, which opened in 1860, is recognized as one of the most progressive psychiatric facilities in the country. MMHI’s forensic psychiatry program is considered among the best in the nation, and it has pioneered methods for inpatient and community psychiatric programs used throughout Wisconsin, the United States, and abroad.

For more information about Mendota Mental Health Institute, visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/mh_mendota/.

For information about The Joint Commission, visit: http://www.jointcommission.org/.

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