I would like to introduce you to Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute (GBHI). By virtue of the activities that cause us to be here and because of the people who come to us for help, some negative stigmas can be created about a psychiatric hospital. This can be from the fear of getting help in a behavioral health facility for yourself, or your loved one, to the expectation that we have all the answers to all the mental health problems in our community.
I would ask you to not be afraid to reach out to us for help in difficult times. I also pray that you see that we don’t have all the answers to the problems and needs in your life, but what we do have is the life-changing footpath to recovery and mental health stability that awaits you. We will show you this clearly lit path that you may follow and that we will walk with you for your sake and for your desires of the ones you love.
I have been in the field of Behavioral Health more than 30 years. In all that time, I have never lost my focus that we save lives in the work that we do. I joined the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and served 9 years on active duty because, “No greater love has a man than he be willing to lay down his life for a friend”. I continued to serve in the reserves because of the camaraderie and fellowship that exists in a service to a cause greater than ourselves. GBHI strives to bring these sentiments of commitment to the communities we serve. The men and women I serve with here at GBHI are here because we love our work and we love to see people get back on the footpath to wellness.
GBHI is an Inpatient, Partial, and Intensive outpatient Behavioral Healthcare facility. We welcome you to GBHI and welcome your family to find wellness and recovery with a group of professionals who understand that you are the most important person in the house.
Joe Rodriguez, MHRM
Chief Executive Officer