Vermont tapped the superintendent of the women's prison in Waterbury as executive director of its struggling state mental hospital. Terry Rowe, 51, a social worker, arrives at 54-bed Vermont State Hospital, as it attempts to regain Medicare and Medicaid certification. For the last five years, Rowe has been superintendent of the Dale Correctional Facility for Women, which shares its campus with the state hospital. The hospital lost its Medicare certification last September when federal inspections found some treatment deficiencies, exacerbated by two suicides within a month, said Paul Blake, the hospital's interim executive director. Blake will return to his regular job as the state's director of mental health. Rowe previously worked as a crisis clinician and mental health counselor. -- by Cinda Becker
Prison chief to take over Vt. mental hospital
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