October 22 & 23, 2020
Event Recording Coming Soon.
Dr. S. Hughes Melton History Symposium
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.
Meet the Speakers
"Back to the Future of State Hospitals:
The value of preserving the history of
America's system of mental asylums"