Superintendent Welcome Message

Dallas L. EarnshawWelcome to the Utah State Hospital's Website. I hope that you find it informative and helpful. This beautiful 314 acre campus, located in the foothills of the Wasatch Front is home to a 354-bed psychiatric facility. The hospital was established in 1885 and has a very intriguing history. All of the original buildings have been replaced with more modern state of the art facilities.

We serve citizens from the entire state of Utah under the direction of the Utah Department of Human Services and Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. We provide treatment to individuals with Severe Mental Illness who are referred to us from the 11 Community Mental Health Centers operated throughout the state. We provide Pediatric Services for children ages 6 - 18; Adults ages 18 and above as well as Forensic patients committed for mental health treatment through the Judicial Courts.

A full array of professional services is provided to ensure that our clinical treatment is based on the principles of Best Practices. The Utah State Hospital is known nationally for our innovative technology systems which afford us the ability to be more advanced in monitoring treatment outcomes and staying abreast of the most effective interventions for patient care.

Our Mission is to "provide excellent care in a safe and respectful environment to promote hope and quality of life for individuals with mental illness." We are committed to a vision of RECOVERY for the people we serve and promote the values that instill Hope, Courage, and a feeling of personal Empowerment. We believe strongly in the importance of family and friends in the recovery process and know that a person's support system can be one of their most valuable resources. USH employs 800 exemplary staff committed to a standard of excellence in quality care. Clinicians and Support Services Staff assist patients and families in everyway possible to facilitate a successful treatment experience while at the hospital. We are proud of the Utah State Hospital and take great pride in serving the citizens of Utah.

I appreciate your interest in the Utah State Hospital and welcome any questions you might have about our patient treatment programs and career opportunities.

Dallas L. Earnshaw, APRN CNS BC
Superintendent