|(388 intermediate revisions by the same user not shown)|
RIbutler2. png |+|
[[ Butler Hospital]] is Rhode Island's only adult, adolescent and child psychiatric and substance abuse facility, and a national leader in developing short-term acute care programs. The hospital works with managed-care organizations, health insurance companies and employers to provide services that not only maintain quality but are compatible with the goals and objectives of the organizations. Its average length-of-stay in the inpatient program -- eight days -- is 50 percent lower than the national average. |+|
|Body= [[Hospital]] and and ,in . , and to that not the .
Revision as of 02:51, 28 February 2021
Featured Image Of The Week
The Kentucky General Assembly changed the name of the hospital to Western State Hospital
in 1919. Investigations by state officials and the Welfare Committee in the late 1930s resulted in renovations and higher standards. In 1950, 2,200 patients were admitted as "incompetent" with loss of rights. Tranquilizers came into use in 1955. By the late 1950s, several psychotropic medications were being marketed and there was a deinstitutionalization effort to weed out patients that did not need to be at the facility.