The Future of the Oregon State Hospital

The Mental Health Association of Portland and Oregon Health Sciences University together welcome Greg Roberts, MSW, and Mark Diamond, DO, for a public talk on October 28, 2010 at 7 PM.

Greg Roberts is the new superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital. Mark Diamond has been the Chief Medical Officer for the past year.

The Oregon State Hospital is our most complex, most controversial state organization. With three campuses, over 900 certified beds, a reputation in the media and mental health community for substandard care, new construction, and budget cuts looming, the Oregon State Hospital presents a daunting management challenge.

We’re anxious to hear directly from Roberts and Diamond about their vision for the future of the hospital, about clinical strategies, about recruitment of new staff, about community relations, about responding the the Department of Justice report, the current JCAHO survey, and other items.

A reception will start for Greg and Mark at 6 PM in the foyer at McKenzie Hall. Their talk will begin at 7 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Medical professionals working with public mental health clients are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Recent news stories about the Oregon State Hospital are archived here.

This event is co-sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Disability Rights Oregon, NAMI of Multnomah County, the Mental Health America of Oregon, Empowerment Initiatives, and others.