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Young Medical Facility (GC)

Correctional Institutions Division - Medical Facility

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2009

Unit Full Name: Carole S. Young Medical Facility
Unit Address and Phone Number: 5509 Attwater Ave., Dickinson, TX 77539
(409) 948-0001 (**129)
Unit Location: Two miles west of Hwy 146, north on Attwater Avenue in Galveston County
Senior Warden: Bruce Armstrong
Regional Director: John Werner, Region III
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: February 1996
Total Employees *: 302
Security Employees *: 174
Non-Security Employees *: 29
Windham Education Employees *: 1
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 95; Mental Health = 3
Offender Gender: Female
Maximum Capacity *: Unit: 314
Medical Facility: 141
Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, Outside Trusty
Medical: All levels requiring medical treatment
Approximate Acreage: 43
Agricultural Operations: None
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Special Needs Kitchen
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. UTMB medical hub site. Infirmary with 141 beds, of which 131 are skilled care/assisted living beds and 10 respiratory isolation rooms. Type I Geriatric Facility.On-site specialty clinics for prenatal and pregnancy, female hospice, dialysis, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers, eight wheelchair accommodated beds, and CPAP accommodating housing. Medical services closely coordinated with Hospital Galveston. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release
Additional Programs/Services: Baby Bonding Program, Baby and Mother Bonding Initiative (BAMBI), Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project

* Data as of September 15, 2016