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University Behavioral HealthCare

CMDNJ-Community Mental Health Services, 1970-1981
Community Mental Health Centers, 1972-1996
UMDNJ- Community Mental Health Services, 1982-1996
UMDNJ-University Mental Health Services, July 1996
University Behavioral HealthCare, 1996-2013
A Guide to the Collection

March 1999

Record Group RG/I
91-38, 92-42, 91-67, 93-51, 91-93, 93-64, 91-118, 91-132


INTRODUCTION

The records of the University Mental Health Services date from 1978, with bulk dates from the late 1980s and 1990s. The records total approximately 2 linear feet. They form Record Group RG/I in the Bergen University Archives. The records are open for research without restriction under the conditions of the Archives' access policy.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The University Mental Health Services (UMHS) consists of the University Behavioral HealthCare (UBHC) at Newark and Piscataway. In an effort to organize a more unified behavioral health delivery system, the Board of Trustees approved UBHC as the new name for the Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) at Newark, Piscataway and all their satellite locations in 1996.

The UBHC at Newark was established in 1976 (then called CMHC). Construction for it began on November 1, 1972, at a cost of about $5.2 million. The CMHC facility was previously housed at the Martland Medical Center. The UBHC serves residents of Newark and northern New Jersey, and is the clinical facility for the New Jersey Medical School (NJMS)-Department of Psychiatry. The UBHC-Newark provides comprehensive adult outpatient, extended care, crisis intervention, geropsychiatric, child and adolescent, and screening services. It also provides managed care resources.

The UBHC at Piscataway is a comprehensive mental health care system offering clinical, educational, and prevention services to residents of all ages in New Jersey. It serves as the training site for Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) students, interns, and residents. The CMHC-Piscataway was established as part of the former Rutgers' Medical School's (RMS) Institute of Mental Health Sciences, which consisted of the RMS-Department of Psychiatry and the CMHC. This $18-million Institute was dedicated on October 18, 1972. Initial services included emergency, outpatient, partial hospital, preschool, consultation and education, neurodiagnostic, and pharmacy. Inpatient services were introduced in 1973. The functions of the faculty and staff of the Institute encompassed the teaching and research endeavors of the Department of Psychiatry, while the service functions belonged to the CMHC (now the UBHC).

Vice-Presidents/CEOs for University Mental Health Services:

James W. Mackenzie, MD (RMS Dean, 1972-1974)
Harry M. Woske, MD (Acting RMS Dean, 1975)
Leland K. Hall, PhD. (Facilities Administrator, CMHC-Newark, 1976-1977)
Arnold M. Kallen, MD. (Facilities Administrator, CMHC-Piscataway, 1976-1977)
Milford Parker, MD (Facilities Administrator-Newark, 1977-1983)
Gary W. Lamson (Facilities Administrator, CMHC-Piscataway, 1977-1983; VP/CEO 1984 -1996)
Christopher O. Kosseff (Acting, 1997-Oct. 1998, VP/CEO Nov. 1998-Current)

PROVENANCE

The records of the UMHS have been given to the UMDNJ Bergen University Archives since 1991. The records are continually added as materials are donated by faculty and staff.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The UMHS records span the years 1978 to the present, with bulk dates encompassing the late 1980s and 1990s. The collection is strongest in publications, which date from 1978 to the present.

The records are divided into three series: Publications, Executive Committee Meetings, and an open series for future records.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

SERIES I. PUBLICATIONS, 1978-Current.
This series consists of various in-house publications from the UMHS centers. Boxes are arranged according to provenance, which includes UMHS as a single entity, UBHC-Newark, and UBHC-Piscataway. Materials include newsletters, brochures, annual reports, and bylaws. The two main publications are Rally Newsletter, continued as In The House; both are produced by clients in the Extended Care Unit (ECU) at UBHC-Newark.

SERIES II. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS. MINUTES, 1992-Current.
This series contains the minutes from Executive Committee Meetings. It is divided into three subseries. Subseries A and B include Executive Committee Meeting minutes from the CMHC-Newark and CMHC-Piscataway, respectively. Along with the facility's name change in 1996, the Newark and Piscataway Committees unified to form a single UMHS-UBHC Executive Committee (Subseries C ). The Executive Committee(s) met once a month to discuss issues such as the Mission Statement, nomenclature, facility programs and services, fee scales and billing, staff privileges and training, quality assurance, security, bylaws, grants, and Managed Care policy.

SERIES III. OPEN


RG/I-1: PUBLICATIONS BOX LIST
Newark & Piscataway

Box Folder Contents
11Interconnection, Winter 1992.
2UMHS Now. Vol. 1 No. 1 (Spring 1995)-Vol. 1 No. 4 (Winter 1995).
3UMHS. "Developing a Healthy State of Mind," 1990.

RG/I-1-B: PUBLICATIONS BOX LIST
Newark

Box Folder Contents
21Rally Newsletter, Aug. 1. 1986-Dec. 29, 1986. [91-132]
2Rally Newsletter, Jan. 7-Nov. 11, 1987. [91-132]
3Rally Newsletter, Jan. 28-Oct. 13, 1988. [91-132]
4Rally Newsletter, May & June 1989.
5Rally Newsletter, 1990. [91-118]
6Rally Newsletter, 1991.
7Rally Newsletter, 1992.
8Rally Newsletter, 1993.
9Rally Newsletter, 1994.
10Rally Newsletter, 1995.
11Rally Newsletter, 1996.

RG/I-1: PUBLICATIONS BOX LIST
Newark

Box Folder Contents
31Brochures (Miscellaneous)
2"The Community's Mental Health Center (CMDNJ)," n. d.
3"Community Mental Health Center at Newark--Overview 1989."
4"Developing a Healthy State of Mind," 1990.
5Crisis/Specialty Services. n. d.
6Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Services, n. d.
7Gerocare...
8Geropsychiatric Service.
9Professional Psychology Internship Programs, July 1991.
10In the House. Vol. 1 Nos. 1-45, April 18, 1997-Feb. 5, 1999.
11In the House. Vol. 2 Nos. 2--, Feb. 19, 1999-Current.

RG/I-1: PUBLICATIONS BOX LIST
Piscataway

Box Folder Contents
41Brochures (Miscellaneous).
2Annual Reports, 1984, 1988.
3Bylaws. Medical Staff for Inpatient Services, July 20, 1990, June 10, 1992. [93-64]
4Bylaws. Professional Staff, Jan. 5, 1979-May 12, 1992. [93-64]
5"Community Mental Health Center at Piscataway--Overview, July 1987-June 1989." [91-93]
6Continuing Education Program Brochures, 1981--.
7"The Long Range Plan Update of Rutgers Community Mental Health Center," by Gary W. Lamson, Jan. 1978 (report). [91-38]

RG/I-2-A CMHC-EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS BOX LIST
Newark & Piscataway

Box Folder Contents
51Executive Committee-Newark. Minutes, 1992.
2Executive Committee-Newark. Minutes, 1993.
3Executive Committee-Newark. Minutes, 1994.
4Executive Committee-Newark. Minutes, 1995.
5Executive Committee-Piscataway. Minutes, 1992. [93-51]
6Executive Committee-Piscataway. Minutes, 1993.
7Executive Committee-Piscataway. Minutes, 1994.
8Executive Committee-Piscataway. Minutes, 1995.

RG/I-2-B UBHC- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS BOX LIST
UMHS

Box Folder Contents
61Minutes, 1996.
2Minutes, 1997. (Missing minutes for Jan. 12)
3Minutes, 1998.
4Minutes, 1999.

Sarah A. Hull;
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Page Revised: 3/14/01

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