Why Menninger?

Why should you consider Menninger for inpatient psychiatric care for depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses? Because our patient treatment outcomes prove our patients get better.


Treatment Outcomes

As the following chart indicates, on average, adult patients achieve significant improvement in quality of life by the time of discharge.






























These data come from adults aged 18-68 who received six to eight weeks of inpatient treatment. Following discharge, most patients continue care in outpatient treatment or in a step-down program.


Our Patients

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.

Our treatment outcomes and quality indicators demonstrate the value of our treatment model and the quality of our treatment teams. Patient and family testimonials offer additional insight into the quality of care we deliver.


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.
  • Menninger is accredited by the Joint Commission.
  • 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.