The Augusta Mental Health Institute was acclaimed as a national model when it op
The Augusta Mental Health Institute was acclaimed as a national model when it opened in the 1840s. Though it once housed 1,800 patients, it is now down to 100 acute care beds. A task force created by Gov. King recommended closing AMHI during 1997, but King rejected the recommendation. The facility is continuing to downsize, and despite calls for new, smaller facilities, it is possible AMHI could be renovated to create new centers for the mentally ill. Details; related article on Wrendy Hayne, an AMHI patient who was murdered at the hospital on April 6, 1996, by another patient.
Augusta Mental Health Institute, Mental health services, Hayne, Wrendy J
Rooks, Douglas, "The Augusta Mental Health Institute was acclaimed as a national model when it op" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2312.
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