Friday, October 28, 2005


In the News from Terre Haute

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Staff Award winner:

This year, there were two Hamilton Staff Award winners. The first was Virgil Macke, MSW, LCSW, who works in the client support services division of Hamilton Center. Macke works as a gatekeeper to the state hospitals. One of his most notable accomplishments is his leadership of the psychiatric assertive identification and referral program, also known as PAIR. PAIR is a mental health diversion program designed to address the needs of people with mental illness who have been charged with minor criminal offenses. The nominator of this recipient put it best by saying, “His work with the PAIR program makes Hamilton Center and Vigo County enviable models for the humane treatment of the mentally ill in the judicial system.”

The second recipient of the Hamilton Staff Award was Dr. Randall L. Stevens, physician with Hamilton Center's medical services division. Stevens' career with Hamilton Center began in 1972 as a psychiatric technician. He is now providing services in the inpatient unit and addiction services. He also works as medical director at St. Ann's Medical Clinic, donating services to indigent and low-income residents of Vigo County. Stevens is currently the medical director of Vigo County Juvenile Center, clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine at IU School of Medicine, as well as medical director for the Vigo County Jail. He also works with the methamphetamine task force.

Hamilton Center Inc. is a regional behavioral health system serving central and west-central Indiana. Offices are in Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Marion, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties. The organization provides a full continuum of behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults. For more information about services, call Hamilton Center's Access Center at (812) 231-8200 or 1-800-742-0787.

Story created Oct 28, 2005 - 09:53:01 CDT.

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