June 27, 2019

Construction underway on UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health

Newest building will make UTHealth mental health care campus largest academic psychiatric hospital in country UTHealth leaders and government officials break ground on the UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health. (Photo credit: Dwight Andrews) The new 240-bed facility…


February 19, 2019

Research shows human trafficking screening tool effective in identifying victims

A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as well as the risk factors, than a commonly used psychosocial assessment, reported researchers from The University of Texas…


January 11, 2019

New UTHealth psychiatric hospital combines innovative care with strategic design

HOUSTON – (Jan. 11, 2019) – Plans revealing a psychiatric facility centered around light and nature were unveiled today for the UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health, a joint project of the Texas State Health and Human Services…


October 1, 2018

New integrated, outpatient program created to combat mental illness, homelessness

HOUSTON – (Oct. 1, 2018) – To help break the cycle of mental illness, addiction and homelessness, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has launched a new integrated, trauma-informed behavioral health program for treatment and recovery…


August 13, 2018

UTHealth HCPC nurses to be honored at 14th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards luncheon

A group of dedicated nurses with the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC), the teaching hospital of McGovern Medical School, will be honored at the upcoming 14th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards Luncheon presented by The Good Samaritan Foundation. This year’s luncheon will begin…


January 22, 2018

Vineeth John rejoins the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Vineeth P. John, MD, MBA, has rejoined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School as the vice-chair of Education, director of the Geriatric Psychiatry section and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at UTHealth Harris County…


January 8, 2018

State approves funds for UTHealth continuum of care campus

HOUSTON – (Jan. 8, 2018) – With the first $6 million in state funds approved by the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for the construction of a psychiatric hospital in…


July 3, 2017

Allen named HCPC medical director

Melissa Allen, DO, has been named medical director of The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, the mental health hospital component of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “We are pleased that Dr. Allen will…


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