Garrett W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital Closure
Click here for Hagedorn Closure Updates
Pursuant to the FY'12 state budget, the Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital closed on June 30, 2012. The facility will be repurposed by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs as Veterans' Haven North - a Vocational/Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Veterans.
Information regarding the hospital's closure can be found in the Hagedorn Closure Updates link above.
On June 30, 2011, in his signing of the FY'12 state budget, Governor Chris Christie determined - as recommended by the Department of Human Services - the closure of Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital in Glen Gardner, scheduled for June 2012. Many factors support the closure of a psychiatric facility, and specifically this hospital, as outlined in the Hagedorn Closure Plan. Accordingly, the Department's Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has begun redirecting new admissions, reorganizing catchment areas, assessing placement options for patients and providing guidance to staff regarding alternate employment opportunities.
See below for links to relevant documents.
Plan for the Closure of the Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital (October 2010)
Hagedorn Closure Plan – PowerPoint Summary (October 2010)
Olmstead Settlement Agreement
Home to Recovery - CEPP Plan (January 2008)
Governor's Task Force on Mental Health (March 2005)