Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital

Medical Services


Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital is a ninety (90) bed psychiatric hospital organized under Chapter 27 of the laws of the State of West Virginia, and administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital is committed to the highest level of care possible, consistent with its mission of serving and treating the acute psychiatric needs of its patients.

Medical services are provided by the physicians on the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital staff together with the physicians and other professionals on contract from Marshall University Department of Psychiatry, Department of Community and Family Medicine, and community based practitioners.

Admissions to Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital are primarily involuntary.  The  Hospital admits approximately 70 patients  a  month. Upon admission each patient receives a complete medical history and physical examination. Within 24 hours of admission, An initial Psychiatric Evaluation is conducted. After admission all clinical departments, acting as a multidisciplinary team, participate in the formulation of the  patient's treatment plan and discharge plan.

The Medical Executive Committee, composed of active members of the medical staff has overall responsibility for the quality of professional services provided by individuals with clinical privileges. The Medical Executive Committee establishes professional standards and provides continuous surveillance to see that standards are met. This is accomplished by monitoring and evaluating all clinical functions including reappointments, clinical privileges, drug usage, medical records, risk management, pharmacy and therapeutics, infection control, safety  and utilization review. Experimental medication and aversive conditioning are not used. Under a special policy, patients requiring electroconvulsive therapy are referred to an outside psychiatrist.

A complete range of medical, surgical and emergency services are available through agreements with two general medical hospitals, Cabell-Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Emergency transportation is provided through the Cabell County Emergency Medical Services.

Non-psychiatric medical needs of patients are also addressed through the services of the Family Practice Clinic operated on hospital grounds by family practice physicians from Marshall University.