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  • “Because of Pathfinder, I am not afraid of life anymore. I am excited to finally start living.”

    — College student
  • “PIC's well-trained staff offered thought-provoking courses and individual therapy to address my despair.”

    — 39-year-old financial analyst
  • “The amazing team on ATP helped create a new me.”

    — Emily G.
  • “Everyone should be able to get treatment like this.”

    — Former patient
  • “I no longer feel compelled to kill myself. I feel my time on Compass helped me to see a 'path worth living.'”

    — 25-year-old woman
  • “Having gone to Menninger really helped me turn my life around.”

    — Former patient
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    — Former patient
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Why Menninger?

When patients and families consider coming to Menninger, they often view it as the "court of last resort," since previous treatments often have not been successful.


We know that the opportunity to participate in intensive collaborative treatment with a team of specialists enables patients to regain a healthy level of functioning and to stay well after returning home. We believe our treatment outcomes and quality indicators demonstrate the value of our treatment model and the quality of our treatment teams.


The average length of stay on Menninger's Hope, Compass and Professionals in Crisis inpatient treatment programs is about 45 days, a timeframe rarely available in today's brief-stay acute inpatient world. Following discharge, most patients continue care in outpatient treatment or in a step-down program.


Patient data

Outcomes data for 1,595 adult patients treated at Menninger between April 2008 and December 2011 show Menninger's patients are typically quite severely ill; in fact, on average, 80 percent had three psychiatric disorders. Prior to arriving at Menninger:
  • They averaged three prior psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • They had been treated by an average of three prescribing psychiatrists.
  • They had been in psychotherapy with the same or different therapist an average of four times.

Treatment outcomes

As the following charts* indicate, on average, patients achieve significant improvement in functioning and well-being by the time of discharge.
*Chart data are based on responses from 300+ patients who were discharged from the Professionals in Crisis Program, Compass Program for Young Adults and Hope Program for Adults between 10/1/12 and 9/30/13.
Patient Health Questionnaire: Depression Scale Patient Health Questionnaire: Anxiety Scale





Other quality indicators

  • Menninger is ranked no. 5 on U.S.News & World Report's Best Hospitals list for psychiatry, and has been on the list every year since its debut in 1991.
  • Menninger was the first psychiatric hospital in Texas to be awarded the Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
  • Menninger is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation's top medical schools, and Houston Methodist, ranked as the best hospital in the Houston area by U.S.News & World Report.
  • Menninger is accredited by the Joint Commission.
  • Menninger has been voted a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle three years in a row.
  • All our nurses are registered nurses, and only individuals who have at least a bachelor's degree are hired as mental health associates.
  • All treatment teams included a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse, psychiatric rehabilitation specialist, and, if warranted, a licensed chemical dependency counselor. The teams have offices on their units so they are accessible to patients.