Mission, Vision, and Values


Mission Statement

Partnering To Find Solutions Toward Wellness


Austin State Hospital is a safe, comfortable, attractive facility where caring, competent staff engage patients as individuals, focus on their needs, and support their recovery process.


We have these core, fundamental values at Austin State Hospital:

  • Everyone deserves respect and dignity
  • We must treat others as we would want to be treated in our facility
  • We believe recovery, to whatever degree, is possible for everyone we treat

From these foundational values, we also value the following:

Effective Treatment

  • Safety
  • Individual worth
  • Quality
  • Empowerment
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Belief in positive change
  • Choice
  • Personal Responsibility


  • Teamwork
  • Open-door policy with the community
  • Employee and Volunteer recognition
  • Involvement of the patient, family, and significant others

Efficient Resource Management

  • Stewardship
  • Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Strategic approach to problem solving
  • Education and Training
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Last updated May 07, 2012