Cordilleras Health System Replacement Projects Update
Please join NAMI SMC as we welcome Terry Rittgers M.S., MFT. Terry is the Cordilleras Campus Redesign Projects Clinical Services Manager of SMC Behavioral Health & Recovery Services.
History: The current building was built as a Tuberculous Hospital in 1952 and became a mental health rehabilitation center in 1975 – 44 years ago. As the current building is deteriorating and expensive to maintain, and methods of treatment for individuals with serious mental illness have evolved, it was determined that a new facility would be expeditious.
In November 2014, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors accepted the feasibility study for the replacement of the building. San Mateo County Manager, John Maltbie stated that “this facility has outlived its life and we will have a new state of the art facility for those who need this level of care.”
Vision & Goals: The new Cordilleras will – Focus on Wellness – to be healthy; Promote Respect – to be livable; Build Community – to be collaborative; Heal through Nature – to be environmentally conscious, and Strive for Recovery – to flourish.
The definitive plans are now in place with construction to begin this summer; 2019!
Learn about the future Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRC’s) and Campus Center with Supported Housing.
Wednesday January 23, 2019
Time: Reception 6:30pm; Program: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Hendrickson Auditorium, Mills Health Center: 100 S. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo.
Free Parking in Front
NAMI San Mateo County General Meetings are free and open to the public. We welcome all who support our mission to improve the quality of life for people with mental illnesses and their families.
Our program will begin promptly at 7pm!