Missouri Officials Hope Bonds Can Upgrade Fulton Mental Health Facility; Lawmakers Are Working on a Plan to Fund Improvements at State Facilities

By Blank, Chris | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), February 11, 2013 | Go to article overview

Missouri Officials Hope Bonds Can Upgrade Fulton Mental Health Facility; Lawmakers Are Working on a Plan to Fund Improvements at State Facilities


Blank, Chris, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


FULTON, MO. Ceilings are low, conversations echo and vocational space is limited at the Fulton State Hospital. Patient units lack private areas for individualized treatment, and at one structure within the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River, fire stairs are pulling away from the building.

Missouri mental health officials would like to replace antiquated space at the state hospital with a new high-security facility that has a better treatment environment and is safer for patients and employees. The cost is about $211 million.

That might be within Missouris price range because the Republican- led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon have been working on a bond package to fund improvements and construction at college campuses, state facilities and state parks. Ultimately, a bonding proposal would require voter approval.

Mental health officials hope a new facility will be part of the bonding strategy.

One of my dreams in this job would be to see the day when we actually have funding appropriated somehow or generate funding somehow to create a new high-security facility here, said Mark Stringer, director of the behavioral health division at the Department of Mental Health.

The Fulton State Hospital is the only maximum and intermediate security psychiatric hospital in Missouri. Among its patients are those who have been committed by the courts for evaluation or treatment. It also is the statewide treatment facility for people who have been found not guilty or unable to stand trial because of mental disease. …

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