Shevona R. Lusk, Deputy Commissioner
BBHHF Operations provides direction, support, and oversight to facilities for the care of individuals in the State of WV with Behavioral Health and Medical needs. Operations oversees all seven state-owned facilities in West Virginia. These facilities are comprised of one Acute Medical Hospital: Welch Community Hospital; two Acute Psychiatric Hospitals: Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital and William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital; and four Long Term Care Facilities: Hopemont Hospital, Jackie Withrow Hospital, John Manchin, Sr. Health Care Center and Lakin Hospital. Operations includes the Human Resource and Workforce Development component for the Bureau which supports 1,800 employees, including support for the facility HR process. Compliance and Quality Assurance work with not only the state facilities, but also the agencies with whom BBHHF contracts services to support individuals on an outpatient basis. Forensic Services rounds out the Operation component by working with the Courts and the applicable placements to provide services for individuals under the care of DHHR directed by Chapter 27-6A of the West Virginia Code.