Inslee announces 5-year plan to shift civil mental health out of big state hospitals in favor of smaller, community-based facilities

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announces increased efforts to move civil state hospital patients into smaller psychiatric facilities across the state over the next five years. He was joined for the announcement at Western State Hospital in Lakewood by legislators, state hospital officials and Department of Social and Health Services Secretary Cheryl Strange. (Office of the Governor photo)
(Washington State Department of Social and Health Services video)
Western State Hospital in Lakewood. (Official Governor’s Office photo)

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