Information about Eastern State Hospital


Accreditation / Certification

Accredited by the Joint Commission.
Certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - CMS

Established in 1891 in Medical Lake, a small community 20 miles southwest of Spokane

Department of Social & Health Services Secretary: Jilma Meneses
Eastern State Hospital Chief Executive Officer: G Eric Carpenter


Service Area
Eastern Washington -- 20 counties


Hospital Capacity

Adult Psychiatric Unit 91 beds
Forensic Services Unit (North and South) = 175 beds
Geropsychiatric Unit 101 beds
Total 367 beds

Clinical staff

  • Psychiatrists/Physicians/Physician Assistants
  • Audiologist/Speech Pathologist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists/Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses/Psychiatric Security
  • Nurses/Mental Health Technicians/Psychiatric Security Attendants
  • Laboratory Technologists
  • Dentist/Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapists
  • Recreation Specialists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Clinical Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Chaplain

Major treatment components

Psychosocial Rehabilitation - Recovery Model
Psychotropic medications
Group/Individual therapy
Drug & Alcohol Education