UT Harris County Psychiatric Center marks 25 years of service

Jim “Mac” McIngvale and Sheriff Adrian Garcia among speakers

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HOUSTON – (Oct. 26, 2011) – The largest acute care psychiatric hospital in the state commemorates 25 years of community service, which includes providing critical care for people in crisis that otherwise would fall through the cracks of the healthcare system.  The hospital has 7,000 admissions each year, 20 percent of which are children and adolescents. The vast majority do not have health insurance. The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center (UTHCPC) is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and its teaching faculty physicians are helping to educate the next generation of desperately needed mental health care providers.

WHAT:

UTHCPC 25th year anniversary commemoration and celebration

WHEN:

Key speakers will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Event is from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

WHO:

Jim “Mac” McIngvale, whose daughter, Elizabeth, has obsessive compulsive disorder and whose treatment has allowed her to continue her education.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, who will discuss the need for mental health services among those accessing the Harris County Jail System. More than 2,500 jail inmates require some type of mental health treatment and medication each day.

Jair Soares, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and executive director of UTHCPC.

WHERE:

UTHCPC, 2800 South MacGregor Way, Houston, TX, 77021.

Deborah Mann Lake
Media Hotline: 713-500-3030