The mission of the Greenwell Springs Hospital is to operate a state mental health hospital by providing mental health evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation services to adolescents, children, and adult citizens of Louisiana in a manner that will meet all legal and regulatory standards for patient care, accreditation, and licensing bodies.
The goals of the Greenwell Springs Hospital are:
1. Evaluate and treat acute inpatient psychiatric conditions and residential and partial hospitalization clients in a manner that returns the patient to the optimal level of functioning in the shortest time. In doing this, the patient can be integrated into society in the least restrictive setting consistent with continuity of care, keeping in mind standards for accreditation.
2. Provide services in the most cost-effective manner.
3. Treat all patients equally with dignity and respect.
4. Provide mental health services in accordance with state licensing certification requirements, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accreditation standards.
The Greenwell Springs Hospital has two programs: Administration and Support and Patient Care.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $18,997 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22- 922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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