Health and Human Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, M.D., appointed an independent 15-member Inpatient Study Commission to evaluate the Department of Mental Health (DMH) inpatient system; determine an appropriate inpatient capacity for DMH facilities; and recommend a plan to the Administration for consideration.

Led by Co-chairpersons James T. Brett and Marylou Sudders. Commission members completed their charge by holding public hearings across the state, reviewing numerous documents, data and hundreds of pages of testimony, and efficiently and expeditiously deliberated to produce this comprehensive report. The Commission's Report and Recommendations were submitted on June 30, 2009.

The recommendations are under review by DMH Commissioner Barbara Leadholm, Secretary Bigby and Governor Deval Patrick. In the coming weeks and months, the Administration will make decisions regarding the recommendations.

DMH Inpatient Study Commission Final Report and Recommendations

Commission Information

Meeting Agendas

Data and Information

  1. Census 5-4-09 xls format of census-5-4-09.xls
  2. Bed Utilization by Legal Status xls format of bed-utilization-by-legal-status.xls
  3. Revised 2009 Projected DMH Inpatient Expenditures xls format of revised_2009_projected_dmh_inpatient_expenditures.
  4. DMH 2008 Cost Report xls format of dmh-inpatient-2008-cost-report.xls
  5. DMH FY 2008 Facility Revenue xls format of dmh-fy2008-facility-revenue-expense.xls
  6. DMH Ref Agency Admit rtf format of dmh-ref-agencyadmit.rtf
file size 1MB
  7. Referral Diversions rtf format of referral-diversions.rtf
file size 1MB
  8. Total Inpatient Waitlist rtf format of total-inpatient-waitlist.rtf
file size 1MB
  9. DMH Inpatient Waitlist Days rtf format of dmh-inpatientwaitlist-days.rtf
file size 1MB
  10. LOS HOSP Report rtf format of loshospreport.rtf
file size 1MB
  11. LOSCMHC Report rtf format of loscmhcreport.rtf
file size 1MB
  12. Barriers to Discharge Summary xls format of barriers-to-discharge-summary.xls
  13. Barriers to Discharge Coding System rtf format of barriers-to-discharge-coding-system.rtf
  14. Description of Services 5.13.09 rtf format of description-of-services-5-13-09.rtf
  15. Adult Community Based Enrollments xls format of adult-community-based-enrollments.xls
  16. New Hospital 5-12-09 rtf format of new-hospital-5-12-09.rtf
  17. Medfield pdf format of medfield-state-hospital-closure.pdf
  State Hospital pdf format of medfield-state-hospital-closure.pdf
  Closure pdf format of medfield-state-hospital-closure.pdf
rtf format of                             medfield-state-hospital-closure.rtf                file size 7MB
  18. 122 Client Status pdf format of 122-client-status-5-09-presentation.pdf
rtf format of                             122-client-status-5-09-presentation.rtf
  19. DMH Fact Sheets Summary Inpatient Facilities xls format of dmh-fact-sheets-summary-inpatient-facilities.xls
  20. DMH Licensed Hospitals rtf format of dmh-licensed-hospitals.rtf
  21. Medfield State Hospital Update 6-9-09 pdf format of medfield-state-hospital-update-6-9-09.pdf
rtf format of                             medfield-state-hospital-update-6-9-09.rtf
  22. Statewide Referrals Summary from Acute and General Hospitals to DMH Continuing Care pdf format of statewide-referrals-summary.pdf
rtf format of                             statewide-referrals-summary.rtf
  23. Admissions to DMH Facilities by Acute and General Hospitals Cal YR 2008 xls format of admissions-by-acute-and-general-hospitals.xls
  24. Average Median Costs of DMH Adult Community Based Services pdf format of costs-adult-community-based-services.pdf
rtf format of                             costs-adult-community-based-services.rtf
  25. Section 18 Referrals from Correctional Facilities and Bridgewater Step Downs 6-24-09 xls format of section-18-referrals.xls
  26. Revised Bridgewater Step Down xls format of revised-bridgewaterstepdown.xls

Public Hearings


This information is from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.