Eastern State Hospital, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, was founded in 1773 with a well intentioned emphasis on community focused mental health care. The Hospital is situated on 500 acres and consists of 2 patient care buildings, and a staff of over 900 to care for the 300 patients. Eastern State Hospital is part of The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services system and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Anyone having concerns about the safety or quality of care provided in the hospital may report these concerns to the Joint Commission without fear of negative repercussions.The Joint Commission may be contacted via their website, or their hotline at 1-800-994-6610. ESH promotes a healthy environment. Therefore, the facility and surrounding campus is tobacco-free.