South Carolina Department of Mental Health
2414 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29202
News Release

July 18, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Hutto, Public and Legislative Affairs
(803) 898-8584

Magill Accepts Top Post at Mental Health

photo of Dr. John MagillColumbia, SC – Today at its monthly meeting, the South Carolina Mental Health Commission offered to John H. Magill the position of state director, Department of Mental Health. He is expected to begin September 1, after approvals by the Agency Head Salary Commission and the South Carolina Budget & Control Board, which meet August 1 and August 8, respectively.

Said Dr. Alison Evans, Mental Health Commission chair, “The Department of Mental Health and its clients are fortunate to have an executive with Mr. Magill’s breadth of experience. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated strong administrative skills as well as compassion for people with mental illness and people with chemical dependency. We believe that he is the right person for the Department of Mental Health and look forward to working with him.”

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health provides services through a network of seventeen mental health centers, Harris Psychiatric Hospital in Anderson, SC, the Columbia Behavioral Healthcare System in Columbia, SC, and three nursing centers, including two for veterans. (End)

State Director John H. Magill
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Biography updated October 20, 2011