Central State Hospital

150 Years of Growth

A Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Agency

  In partnership with the "Friends of Central State Hospital" organization, members of the Dinwiddie County Historical Society would like for you to join us in 
commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Central State Hospital.

Upcoming (2-Day) Virtual Event

History Symposium

In Memory of Dr. S. Hughes Melton

DBHDS Commissioner, 2018-2019

Dr. S. Hughes Melton was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam in 2018 to lead DBHDS and transform Virginia's system for people with behavioral health and developmental disability.  Dr. Melton and his nearly 7,000 team members lead an agency that stewards $1.06 billion to operate fourteen state hospitals, collaborate with forty locally-run community services boards and license over 800 private providers.  It is with honor that the staff of Central State Hospital host this mental health history  symposium in the name of Dr. S. Hughes Melton.

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