Missouri Department of Mental Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Unveils Plans To Pay For New Fulton State Hospital http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-unveils-plans-pay-new-fulton-state-hospital <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D) has released plans to fund construction of a new state psychiatric hospital in Fulton.</p><p>Nixon says his state budget for the next fiscal year (FY 2015) will include a bond issue designed to generate roughly $200 million to help cover the projected $211 million price tag.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:07:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Unveils Plans To Pay For New Fulton State Hospital Morning headlines - Friday, July 6, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-july-6-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis County police investigating credit card use of Valley Park mayor</strong></p><p>St. Louis County police are investigating the alleged misuse of funds by the mayor of Valley Park.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/police-investigating-alleged-misuse-of-funds-by-valley-park-mayor/article_698002ab-0a82-5d84-b0fb-6929f1fd5281.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that the investigation began last month, but officers went to City Hall this week with the list of documents they&rsquo;ll need.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:23:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 4064 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, July 6, 2012 BJC, SSM working to re-open emergency psychiatric services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bjc-ssm-working-re-open-emergency-psychiatric-services <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="240" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&amp;q=5351+Delmar%2F&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=5351+Delmar+Blvd,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63112&amp;gl=us&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=38.653088,-90.275061&amp;panoid=lQ1gJ4kzlbIDJ58zY-Yhgg&amp;cbp=12,337.13,,0,0.25&amp;source=embed&amp;ll=38.64845,-90.27513&amp;spn=0.016088,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;output=svembed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&amp;q=5351+Delmar%2F&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=5351+Delmar+Blvd,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63112&amp;gl=us&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=38.653088,-90.275061&amp;panoid=lQ1gJ4kzlbIDJ58zY-Yhgg&amp;cbp=12,337.13,,0,0.25&amp;source=embed&amp;ll=38.64845,-90.27513&amp;spn=0.016088,0.036478&amp;z=14" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p><em>The Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center on Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis. </em></p><p>Almost exactly a year ago, the state of Missouri <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/04/12/daily43.html">shuttered the emergency room</a> at the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center because of cost overruns.</p><p>Now, officials with BJC and SSM - two of the largest health care systems in the state - say by the end of October, they hope to<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/fitness/article_3b44608a-4ac9-5837-ba42-94ed00c51282.html"> replace at least some</a> of that capacity.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:13:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1672 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Improvements made" by Department of Mental Health following audit review http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/improvements-made-department-mental-health-following-audit-review <p>Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich announced today that the Missouri Department of Mental Health has &quot;made improvements&quot; after a follow-up of their December 2010 audit.</p><p>The &quot;follow-up&quot; is a first for Schweich&#39;s office.</p><p>According to a press release from the Auditor&#39;s office:</p><blockquote><p>In the 2010 audit of DMH, the auditor&#39;s office found that for the 3 years ended June 30, 2010, DMH paid employees approximately $47.8 million in overtime department-wide.</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:18:33 +0000 Kelsey Proud 961 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Improvements made" by Department of Mental Health following audit review