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Dutchess County
Case 3: Mental Health Services

County Dutchess County
Contact person Wendy Wipperman, Budget Director, 914-486-2010
Case descriptions Case 3: Mental Health Services
Forms of restructuring privatization with non-profit sector
Specific services affected mental health services
Year started 1996
Partners Department of Mental Hygiene; St. Francis Hospital
Primary goal continuation of mental health services at reduced costs
Barriers need to negotiate contract with hospital; contract needed approval of archdiocese
Benefits continuation of quality mental health services at reduced cost to county; positive fiscal impact for hospital
Impact on budget savings of $1.1 million in first year
Impact on labor reduction of ten positions in first year through attrition
Key contact Dr. Kenneth Glatt, Commissioner of Mental Hygiene 914-486-2750