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Introduction

Oregon State Hospital (OSH) provides patient-centered, psychiatric treatment for adults from throughout the state who need hospital-level care. The hospital's primary goal is to help people recover from their illness and return to the community. Services include psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as community outreach and peer support.

With two campuses, one in Salem and one in Junction City, Oregon State Hospital serves more than 1,400 people per year and employs more than 2,000 staff. Oregon State Hospital operates under the direction of the Oregon Health Authority. The superintendent is Dolly Matteucci. The Salem campus has the capacity to serve up to 620 people at a time, and the Junction Campus can serve up to 174.

Hospital building entrance and landscape  

Hospital-level care includes: 24-hour, on-site nursing, psychiatric and other credentialed professional staff, treatment planning, pharmacy, laboratory, food and nutritional services, vocational and educational services. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Organizations.

People Served

People served at Oregon State Hospital fall into the following commitment categories:

Civil
People who have been found by the court to be an imminent danger to themselves or others, or who are unable to provide for their own basic health and safety needs, due to their mental illness.
  • Includes both involuntary commitment and voluntarily commitment by guardian
  • Also applies to people who require hospital-level neuropsychiatric care for dementia, organic brain injury or other mental illness, often with co-occurring significant medical issues
Guilty Except for Insanity (GEI)
People who committed a crime related to their mental illness. Depending on the nature of their crime, patients are under the jurisdiction of either the:
  • Psychiatric Security Review Board for more severe crimes; or the
  • Oregon State Hospital Review Panel for lesser crimes.
Aid and Assist
People who have been arrested but are not able to participate in their trial because of a mental illness. Courts issue an order under ORS 161.370 to send defendants to Oregon State Hospital for stabilization and mental health treatment that enables them to understand the criminal charges against them and “aid and assist” in their own defense.

Vision

We are a psychiatric hospital that inspires hope, promotes safety and supports recovery for all.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide therapeutic, evidence-based, patient-centered treatment focusing on recovery and community reintegration all in a safe environment.

Values

  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Stewardship
  • Solution-oriented
  • Simplicity
  • Trauma-informed

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