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Commitment to Achieving and Maintaining Quality Patient Care

Who We Are

Piedmont Geriatric Hospital (PGH) is a 135-bed geropsychiatric hospital, operated by the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS). It is the only Virginia state facility that exclusively treats elderly persons (65+ years of age) who are in need of inpatient treatment for mental illness; meet the requirements for voluntary or involuntary admission as determined by their mental health center (CSB) and do not have a medical condition that requires priority treatment in an acute care hospital. The hospital has been accredited since 1985 by the national accrediting agency, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


To provide recovery based MH services to enable the elderly to thrive in the community.


For the hospital to be recognized as a leader in the treatment of the mentally ill elderly, as a model facility, a teaching center, and a resource for other facilities.  It will be seen as an indispensable component of the state system of community-based services, and as the most efficient provider of geropsychiatric services.

Leadership Philosophy

All patients, employees and visitors deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and courtesy.


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