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Letter From The CEO

Letter From The CEO

A Message from our CEO

Welcome to Newport News Behavioral Health Center, one of Virginia’s leading psychiatric and specialized treatment facilities. Since 1970, the Newport News Behavioral Health Center has been one of quality while always placing kids first. I am proud to say that we are constantly evolving, growing and enriching our programs to continue in this tradition of providing excellence in clinical behavioral healthcare.

When Newport News Behavioral Health Center originally opened, under a different name, we had just 60 beds. Today, our health system includes two Hospitals and serves more than 900 patients annually with 132 licensed beds (108 residential and 24 acute inpatient).

We are committed to continuously search for new ways to improve our quality and make our hospital an ideal place for children and adolescents to receive psychiatric care, for physicians to practice and for employees to work — all within a secure and supportive environment. It is our priority at Newport News Behavioral Health Center to provide our youth with the treatment and resources needed to successfully return to their communities as healthier and productive individuals.

I am joined by a team of clinical leaders who are proficient in their field and share the vision and passion necessary to provide the most ideal possible programs available. As a community resource, we also provide around-the-clock, no-cost assessments to ensure that youth who need services can find the appropriate placement and level of treatment.

I am proud to report that in 2018, of those youth discharged, 96 percent indicated they felt safe while in our care; 97 percent indicated they felt better at the time of discharge as compared to when they were admitted and 99 percent indicated they were very satisfied with their treatment.

On behalf of Newport News Behavioral Health Center, thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your recovery. If you are looking for help for a youth, I invite you to contact us today with questions or to receive more information on our programs and treatment.

Thomas Whinnett, CSAC
Chief Executive Officer