Mississippi State Hospital is a publicly funded psychiatric treatment facility operated under the direction of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health . The hospital is located on a 350-acre campus in Whitfield, MS, 15 miles southeast of Jackson, the state capital. Mississippi State Hospital has 915 licensed psychiatric beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The facility also includes 418 licensed nursing home beds and provides a variety of community service programs.
Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) facilitates improvement in the quality of life for Mississippians who are in need of psychiatric, chemical dependency or nursing home services by rehabilitating to the least restrictive environment utilizing a range of psychiatric and medical services that reflect the accepted standard of care and are in compliance with statutory and regulatory guidelines.