Mendota Mental Health Institute

How Can We Help?

Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) primarily provides forensic treatment services to male patients. This includes court-ordered mental health competency evaluations, treatment to competency services, and treatment for those found not guilty of criminal activity by reason of mental illness. A geropsychiatric treatment unit assesses and treats elderly men and women who suffer from emotional and neurological conditions that affect behavior. MMHI is one of two psychiatric hospitals operated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC) uses a unique clinical approach in service to violent juvenile boys referred from the Department of Corrections.

Mission Statement

The Mendota Mental Health Institute helps by providing quality mental health treatment and patient care in safe settings for challenging and complex patient populations.

Vision Statement

The Mendota Mental Health Institute shall play a prominent role in providing innovative, compassionate mental health treatment and patient care for Wisconsin's most challenging and complex patient populations

Core Values

Patient Interactions

  • Helping. We help by listening to each patient's needs, understanding their circumstances, and acting in response.
  • Quality Treatment and Care. Quality mental health treatment and patient care must always be provided to our patients and continuously improved as knowledge advances.
  • Respect and Dignity. All patients deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Safety and Security. All patients deserve to feel safe and secure when in our care.
  • Participation. Patient and family participation in treatment planning and input in other aspects of their care is essential.

Staff Interactions

  • Helping. We help by listening to our customers (patients, fellow staff, and those external to MMHI), understanding their circumstances, and acting in response to such.
  • Quality Treatment and Care. Quality staff is a key determinant of the quality of treatment and care provided to our patients. Staff training and education is critical to maintaining quality staff.
  • Respect and Dignity. All staff deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Safety and Security. Recognizing there are inherent dangers in our work, all staff deserve to feel safe and secure in the workplace to the fullest extent possible.
  • Participation. Individuals, departments, and units must work independently and in cooperation with others in order to provide quality treatment and care.

Organizational Interactions

  • Helping. We help by listening to our customers (patients, fellow staff, and those external to MMHI), understanding their circumstances, and acting in response to such.
  • Quality Treatment and Care. The quality of treatment and care we provide shall be monitored and continuously improved.
  • Respect and Dignity. Internal and external customers deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. We value cooperative relationships with those with whom we come in contact during our work.
  • Safety and Security. We recognize the dual role of providing treatment and ensuring custody in a safe, secure environment and shall strive to achieve an appropriate balance.
  • Participation. Communication, coordination, and teamwork are essential to providing quality treatment and care. Active participation and input from patients and staff is sought after and incorporated into continuous performance improvement.

 

MMHI is accredited by The Joint Commission. It is the only public or private facility in Wisconsin to receive the Gold Achievement Award of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award possible for mental health programs in the United States. The forensic psychiatry program has been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health as one of the top ten such programs in the United States. The methods for community treatment developed by MMHI's Program of Assertive Community Treatment have been adopted throughout Wisconsin and many other states, as well as abroad.

Mendota Mental Health Institute
301 Troy Drive
Madison, WI 53704
608-301-1000

MMHI Spring Plant and Craft Sale

MMHI's Spring Plant and Craft Sale is May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The sale is located at 301 Troy Drive in Madison. Use the conference center parking entrance and follow the signs.

A wide variety of flowers and plants are available this year.

  • Herbs
  • House plants
  • Mission bells and petunia baskets
  • Succulents
  • Vegetables

Crafts made by MMHI patients also will be on sale.

This is a cash only sale. Proceeds benefit the MMHI horticulture work therapy program. The program provides patients the opportunity to find and nurture their "green thumbs." Each year, with the help of patients, the program provides over 10,000 flowers and other plants to state office buildings.

 

Last Revised: May 16, 2017