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The September 2005 newsletter, print version

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The September 2005 issue, online version.

   


New Central region hospital director appointed:

photo: Patsy ChristianPatsy Christian, director of John Umstead Hospital since 1993, has been named as the Director of the Central Region Psychiatric Hospital now under construction in Butner. Division Director of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Director Mike Moseley announced the appointment earlier this month.

 


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Rowe-West recognized with Bernstein award

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New school standards to increase kids' activity

   


Triple play exercise to be on Rand website

   

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

State Employee's Combined Campaign

Harrington received national recognition

 

 

Mentoring comes to DHHS

New software licensing agreement gives GIS users better tools

photo: NicholasAdoption profile: Introducing Nicholas

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

New Central Region Hospital Director Appointed

RALEIGH – Patsy Christian, director of John Umstead Hospital since 1993, has been named as the Director of the Central Region Psychiatric Hospital now under construction in Butner. Director of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Mike Moseley announced the appointment earlier this month.

Patsy Christian“We need a special person with the right skills, abilities and temperament to manage the development, staffing and eventual opening of North Carolina’s first new psychiatric hospital in nearly 100 years. We have that person in Dr. Patsy Christian,” Moseley said. “Her career has included everything from working the third shift as a charge nurse to her last 12 years as director of John Umstead Hospital. She understands the needs of line workers because she’s been one, and she has a demonstrated ability to operate and manage a publicly funded hospital. She is absolutely committed to ensuring that the new hospital provides high quality psychiatric care and a strong, cohesive, nurturing working environment.”

“It was with sadness and delight that I accepted this position,” Christian said. “Sadness because of the future closure of two psychiatric hospitals that have provided excellent mental health care to the citizens of this state for a very long time, and delight because of the endless possibilities generated by merging the staffs of Dix and Umstead to create a new hospital with its yet to be developed culture and identity. By combining the strengths of each hospital, we can only end up with an outstanding organization, committed to providing outstanding mental health care.”

news hospital construction siteChristian assumed her new duties September 1 and is currently working out of the division office in Raleigh coordinating joint planning activities associated with the new hospital, Moseley said. He also announced that chief of state operated services Mike Hennike will provide management coverage for John Umstead Hospital until an interim hospital director is appointed.

Moseley has also appointed Dr. Jim Osberg as the new director of Dorothea Dix Hospital to replace Dr. Terry Stelle who is retiring as hospital director on September 30. Dr. Osberg, the current interim director at Cherry Hospital, will assume his new duties on October 1.

“Dr. Osberg is a man of many talents and has worn a number of professional hats within the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services,” Moseley said. “Prior to his current stint at Cherry Hospital, he served for five years as team leader within the division’s State Operated Services Section which provides state-level oversight to the four state psychiatric hospitals. We are very glad to have this strong and able administrator pick up the reins at Dix Hospital during the transition period.”

 

 

   

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Last Modified: February 4, 2013 .