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

State of Washington: Governor Jay Inslee
Department of Social & Health Services Secretary: Cheryl Strange
Eastern State Hospital Chief Executive Officer: Dorothy Sawyer

Service Area
Eastern Washington -- 20 counties

Average Daily Cost / patient
$974.00  per day

Hospital Capacity

Adult Psychiatric Unit   91 beds
Forensic Services Unit   95 beds
Geropsychiatric Unit 101 beds
Total 287 beds

Average number of admissions
1000 patients per year

Average budgeted staff
700 employees

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