Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital - 391-0220-19

Description of Agency

The Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital (KPH) operates under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to provide inpatient psychiatric services for persons with severe mental illness. KPH’s mission is to provide the highest quality behavioral health services in a safe and supportive environment that maximize opportunities for individual recovery, growth, and successful community reintegration.

As of July 31, 2019, KPH had 144 patients (79% of its 183 patient operating capacity) who were committed to KPH based on a court order or determinations of not guilty by reason of insanity and incompetent to stand trial. From August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2019, KPH admitted 256 patients and discharged 251 patients. As of May 4, 2019, KPH had 454 employees; and for fiscal year 2018, it expended $61.8 million.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the sufficiency of KPH’s provision of patient care services.

  2. To assess the effectiveness of KPH’s efforts to provide for the safety and security of its patients, staff, and visitors.

  3. To assess the effectiveness of KPH’s controls over pharmaceuticals.

  4. Timing

    Estimated Release Date: July 2020

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