Major Employers

Rusk State Hospital along with the Jerry H. Hodge and Skyview Units in Rusk employ nearly 1,800 people.

Rusk State Hospital

Rusk State Hospital is a psychiatric facility offering both long-term and short-term care, supporting approximately 900 jobs in the community. A recent $200 million investment in Rusk State Hospital has enabled the modernization of the facility and the addition of a 227,000 square-foot patient complex with a 200-bed unit. This significant funding ensures job security for the hospital’s employees, promoting retention and fostering growth within our city’s workforce.

Jerry H. Hodge and Skyview Units

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Jerry H. Hodge (men only prison) and Skyview Units (co-gender prison). These facilities share a campus and provide over 900 jobs to the area. Approximately 1,500 inmates live here.