This psychiatric hospital has a rather long history. It was the second large psychiatric hospital that was initiated at the beginning of the 20th century at Lawang (Jawa Timur).
The hospital is classified as a category A hospital (reg.nr. 3507026) with 709 beds.
The hospital employs 743 persons, of whom 54 medical doctors (13 psychiatrists) and 5 psychologists, 350 nurses, 16 pharmacy assistants, 86 persons belonging to housekeeping and technical services and 231 persons engaged in management and administrative functions.
The hospital is situated on Jalan A. Yani at Lawang, coordinates: Latitude: -7,82 and longitude: 112,72.
The website of the hospital is: http://www.rsjlawang.com.
From this website we copied a few notions about the history (Google translated and abbreviated):
The history of the establishment of RSJ Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat Lawang Lawang Mental Hospital was officially opened on June 23, 1902. Work on establishing this hospital began in 1884 based on the Decree of the Kingdom of the Netherlands dated December 20, 1865 No.100. Before Lawang Mental Hospital was opened, mental patient care was handed over to the Military Health Service (Militaire Gezondheids Dienst). In order to facilitate distribution of patients to the community, Hulshoff Pol submitted a plan to expand the Mental Hospital to the Van Onderwijs en Eeredienst Department. Where in 1909 the number of patients reached 1,171 and efforts to expand the hospital to accommodate patients were urgent. At that time hundreds of mental patients were still sent to several prisons before being sent to mental hospitals. In the period 1905 - 1906, it was recorded that one of the first Indonesian doctors to work at the Lawang Mental Hospital was Dr. KRT. Radjiman Wediodiningrat, who together with Dr. Soetomo launched the first nation's movement, namely the Boedi Oetomo. At that time Dr. KRT. Radjiman Wediodiningrat has developed an alternative therapeutic approach with the "Rassen Psychologie" approach. The expansion business was licensed, with the construction of anex. Lawang Mental Hospital in Suko village, located approximately 1 km to the east on the slopes of the foot of the Bromo (Tengger) mountains. Between 1929-1935 the two RSJs, Lawang Mental Hospital and Suko-anex Hospital were handled by 7 doctors and a female professor, with a bed capacity of 1,200 each. At that time RSJ.Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat Lawang was developed into a brain research center. In 1940 the number of patients reached 3,400 and in 1941 it increased to 4,200 because they had to accommodate displaced patients from the colony in East Java. The pursuit of hospital and nursing home facilities (Doorganghuizen) is an important development in the world of psychiatry. To improve patient care services at the Lawang Mental Hospital, at that time occupational therapy activities and various preparations for entertainment businesses began to be held. In an effort to facilitate the distribution of mental patients to the community, since 1926 the Lawang Mental Hospital has brought back patients who have calmed down to their villages. This was followed by the Doorganghuizen concept proposed by Travaglino. For patients with defects / chronic and calm, accommodated in agricultural colonies (Werkenrichtingen).In the period 1966 until now, there have been several developments in the treatment and care of mental disorders patients both in the inpatient unit, as well as outpatient and public welfare. Development of medical support units in the form of laboratory examinations (drug monitoring), radio diagnostics, electromedics. Since 1978, the organizational structure and work procedures of the Lawang Central Mental Hospital have been regulated by SK. Minister of Health RI. No. 135 / Men.Kes / SK / IV / 1978. In 1998 - 2005 3 three-story main buildings were built to support the realization of an integrated service system. With the availability of the facilities mentioned above, the needs of patients and the community for services and access to information can be faster and more efficient. Besides the improvement in physical facilities, it was also followed by an increase in the quality of human resources through continuing education programs and the holding of various trainings, including conducting research on mental health services. In its development, health services not only handle mental disorders, but also serve simple general cases, drug cases, psychological examinations, dental, laboratory, radiology, and others. With several efforts to improve services that have been made, at the age of 100 (one century) several obstacles are still being faced, such as the condition of old buildings, supporting systems such as water pipes, and inter-room salasar that are not functioning optimally. However, the environmental conditions, the large inter-room yard, the remaining large area of land are assets that can be developed and support professional mental disorders treatment services according to community demands. In January 2005 RSJ. dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat Lawang successfully obtained ISO 9001: 2000 Certificate in Management, RSJ and Keswamas Services for a period of 3 years until December 2007, for 2008 has been recertified, and on April 8, 2008 an ISO 9001-2000 certificate was received from SGS Certification Body for the second 3 years period. On 21 June 2007 RSJ dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat Lawang has been designated as a full PPK-BLU in accordance with the Minister of Finance Decree Number: 284 / KMK.05 / 2007 and Decree of the Minister of Health No. 756 / Men.Kes / SK / VI / 2007 dated 26 June 2007 concerning the Designation of 15 Technical Implementation Unit Hospitals (UPT) of the Ministry of Health by implementing PPK-BLU, then on 11 March 2008 in accordance with the Decree of the Menkes 254 / Menkes / Per / III / 2008 that RSJ. dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat Lawang has established a new Organizational Structure and Governance to support its performance as a Hospital with Public Service Agency Services. On 26 November 2008 RSJ was designated as a hospital that has met the Standard Hospital with Full Accreditation status with certificate No: ym.01.01 / III / 4292/08 by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia.2008: Complete Full Level Accredited 2010: Accreditation of Teaching Hospital January 2011: Recertification of ISO 9001-2008 October 2011: Accreditation of the Central KARS Team December 2016: Accreditation Team KARS passed "Plenary" January 2017: re-accredited as a teaching hospital until now. May 2018: Recertification of ISO 9001: 2015 June 2019: Accreditation of KARS passed "International"