Who We Are

  Piedmont Geriatric Hospital (PGH) is a 123-bed geropsychiatric hospital, operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). 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, The Joint Commission.

Mission

  Our mission is to provide recovery based Mental Health Services to enable the elderly to thrive in the community.

Vision

  Piedmont will 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 residents, employees and visitors deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and courtesy.

PGH Leadership Team

  • Hilton McDaniel, MPA, LNHA  -  Director
  • Brandie French, LNHA  -  Assistant Director
  • Steve Bowen  -  Facilities Manager
  • Ramesh Chaudry, MD  -  Campus Medical Director
  • Brinda Fowlkes, LCSW  -  Social Work Director
  • Scott Logue  -  Campus IT Director

    

  • J. Jett Dougherty  -  Campus HR Director
  • Mary Mock, RN  -  Compliance Director
  • Emma L. Lowry Psy.D.  -  Clinical Director
  • Anita Shell, RN, MSN  -  Chief Nursing Executive
  • Lindsey Slaughter, Psy. D.  -  Psychology Director
  • Lynne Inge  -  Campus Fiscal Director

Privacy

  Our mission is to provide recovery based Mental Health Services to enable the elderly to thrive in the community.

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Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

PGH was awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Created in 1951, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is a US based non-profit organization with a mission to maintain and elevate the standards of healthcare delivery through evaluation and accreditation of healthcare organizations.

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