• DMHAS Feb 26

    Whiting Forensic Hospital Leader Resigns Abruptly

    NBC Connecticut Investigates has confirmed the CEO of our state’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital has resigned. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, or DMHAS said Hal Smith has stepped down effective immediately from Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown. The agency says Smith championed numerous initiatives improving patient care and safety.  It added he was instrumental in leading the...

  • DMHAS Apr 30, 2020

    Connecticut Valley Hospital Patient Dies of COVID-19 Complications: DHMAS

    A patient receiving treatment from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has died of complications from COVID-19, the department confirmed Thursday. DMHAS said the person was a patient at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, and was taken to an acute care hospital for treatment of the virus, where they died. This is the first death involving an…

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