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Jeff Butler Superintendent of Richmond State Hospital
I would like to welcome you to the hospital’s website and hopefully this will provide you with some information about the hospital. Additionally, there are links with information about the access to treatment with many agencies throughout the mental health system via the Family and Social Services Administration and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction.
Throughout the years access to services and how to get information related to treatment options are two of the main reasons why we developed our website. As mental health has changed throughout my career so has the manner in which people search for access to care and treatment options. Although most of the referrals are sent to us via a secured facsimile we still receive many phone calls from families and individuals with questions about who to contact for treatment, and what are the treatment options, costs, etc. Many of you and others explore treatment options and search the internet, thus the reason we developed our site and continue to upgrade information about the hospital.
This year we have embarked on training of all of the clinical staff on what we are calling a unified approach to care. Even though we serve a wide variety of individuals, who clearly have different needs, our approach to treatment should have some basic values and principles that all of the staff can follow, no matter what unit of the hospital they work.
I hope you find the information on our website useful and informative and if you have any questions, feel free to email me or give our office a call.
The overall safety and well being for the patients and the employees continues to be a point of emphasis and is part of the core values of the organization. If at any time you have any safety concerns please feel free to contact us about those concerns.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide a service to you.
Jeff Butler, Superintendent
Jeff Butler is a 41-year veteran of The Richmond State Hospital where he has risen through the ranks in a variety of positions since 1972. He has been Superintendent since 2000. From 1996-2000 he served as the program director of management, planning and clinical services. Prior to that, from 1988-96, he supervised administrative services and clinical services provided in psychology, social services, nursing and activity therapy.
Other positions Jeff has held at Richmond State Hospital have included rehabilitation therapy director (1985-88), rehabilitation therapy supervisor (1977-85), and a rehabilitation therapist (1972-77).
He holds an M.A. degree in health science from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.; a B.A. degree in recreation from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind.