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The Adult Psychiatric Service Line provides services to patients with a history of psychiatric, behavioral, and mental health needs. All patients admitted have been unsuccessful in community settings and have been assessed by their "gatekeeper," (Community Mental Health Center), as requiring continuing inpatient treatment. Often the patient presents multiple psychiatric diagnoses. Patients admitted to the Adult Service Line are assessed, treated, discharged to the community, or transferred to other units in accordance with their overall plan of care.
The Mission of our Adult Service Line Team is to provide active treatment aimed at stabilization and rehabilitation from time of admission through transfer and/or discharge!
The years 2000 and 2001 brought many changes and improvements to the Adult Psychiatric Service Line. In November 2000, the Service Line moved from the AIT building to the RTC building. The psychiatric admission unit and the stabilization units are located on 420A and 420B in the RTC building. Each unit is coed and has 30 beds.
The Adult Psychiatric Service Line Units have been reviewing their programs and making changes so that we can better serve our clients. The philosophy of the 420A team is to provide skilled psychiatric evaluation and treatment to individuals who have been committed to Richmond State Hospital. The 420B team recognizes that it is important to address various levels of need in our adult patients, as described by Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs". The foundation of the program is the provision of a safe and healthy environment in order to meet Maslow's first and second level of needs (Physiological and Safety Needs).
Also, another service has been added to the Adult Psychiatric Service Line. The Kreitl House opened January 2, 2001. The house provides services for five clients who have legal issues and discharge and/or placement in the community is not foreseeable in the near future. A home-like environment and atmosphere enhances the quality of life for these clients. The Kreitl House was named after a well-respected physician, Dr. Dorothy Kreitl, who worked here at the hospital from 1955 to 1977. Her husband, Charles Kreitl, also was employed here at RSH as the Assistant Director of Nursing.
We are all very proud of the changes and improvements that are occurring here at Richmond State Hospital. If you have any questions about our services or any of the changes, please feel free to contact us.
Kaye Clark is the Service Line Manager for the Adult Service Line. Kaye has a wide range of experience in human services and management. She has served at the Fayette County office of Family and Children's Services, with a local nonprofit agency and at the state level. Kaye completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University- East with bachelors degrees in general studies and social work. In addition she received an associates degree in human services and completed the curriculum in substance abuse. Kaye also earned a Masters degree in adult education at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
Her most recent employment prior to Richmond State Hospital was at the Fayette County Office of Family and Children where she worked in child protection services. Prior to that position she was the state coordinator of adoption services in Indianapolis. In that capacity she organized the Indiana Adoption Initiative which increased the number of children adopted by more than 200%. She also served on the Governor's Advisory Committee on Adoption.
Kaye's state employment actually began at RSH. She held positions of Psychiatric Attendant and Substance Abuse Counselor while working here between 1994 and 1996.