Navigation Links
Regions Hospital to Open New Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit
Date:2/18/2008

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regions Hospital this week opens a new 16-bed inpatient behavioral health unit -- a first of its kind in the region -- with an innovative way of caring for patients. Psychiatrists on the unit will work a seven-day-on/seven-day-off schedule, providing improved continuity and a better experience for patients.

The new care model involves psychiatrists who will provide care for patients once they arrive in the emergency department throughout their stay on 3 behavioral health (3BH), the new short-stay unit where patients will be hospitalized from one to five days.

"This unit will help patients who will benefit from various kinds of treatment options including group and individual counseling, and motivational therapy," said Craig Coenson, M.D., lead psychiatrist on 3BH. "Although 3BH is only one piece of a larger puzzle to resolving the behavioral health crisis, it's an important step toward helping patients needing short-term care. It exemplifies the importance of partnerships between hospitals and community resources that provide behavioral health care."

Regions emergency department treats more than 6,000 behavioral health patients each year. One-third of these patients wait in our emergency department more than 12 hours before an inpatient bed becomes available. The new unit at Regions will allow patients to be moved through the emergency department more quickly, therefore freeing up space for other patients needing behavioral health care.

Across the river, Hennepin County Medical Center recognizes the vital role Regions plays in the east metro and has supported Regions' expansion by transferring 27 beds to Regions.

"We have continued to respond to mental health needs in the west metro by doubling the size of our acute psychiatric emergency department. We are opening 15 new inpatient beds to bring Hennepin's inpatient psychiatry capacity to 102 beds," said Lynn Abrahamsen, CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center. "At the same time, we're pleased to be able to support the work of Regions to expand capacity in the east metro."

As the largest provider of inpatient behavioral health care in the east metro, Regions' newest unit increases the number of behavioral health beds from 80 to 96. Overall, Regions is utilizing 426 licensed beds. The additional 27 beds from HCMC bring Regions' licensed bed capacity to 454, providing short-term relief to the increasing demand for hospital services.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Regions Hospital
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. National Quality Report Ranks Regions Hospital Highest in Area
2. Video games activate reward regions of brain in men more than women, Stanford study finds
3. Regions Hospital Receives National Quality Awards
4. Belief, disbelief and uncertainty activate distinct brain regions
5. Regions Named One of Nations Top 100 Heart Hospitals
6. Red Cross President Visits Flooded Regions in Mexico
7. Cold Spring Harbor scientists devise novel, low-cost method of sifting genomes high-value regions
8. Mathematical modeling offers new approaches to fight dual-resistant hospital infections
9. Childrens Hospital Heart Center Continues to Expand Outreach Efforts to Increase Access to Quality Care for More Families
10. Stacy Goldsholl, MD, Re-elected to Board of Society of Hospital Medicine
11. Childrens Hospital of Orange County Chooses RIVA System For Safe and Efficient IV Preparation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice ... "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated ... has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure ... doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell ... pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, ... Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading ... and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced ... Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed ... other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate ... the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical ... Preservative), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast ... The global pharmaceutical excipients ... 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: