Northwest Hospital Opens Newly Renovated Behavioral Health Unit

Northwest Hospital Opens Newly Renovated Behavioral Health Unit

Northwest Hospital is addressing a growing need in the state by expanding its behavioral health unit. The renovation adds 12 new inpatient beds to the program. LifeBridge Health said more than 7% of emergency department patients present for behavioral health treatment. On Monday, Northwest Hospital celebrated the opening of its newly renovated and expanded behavioral health unit with a ribbon cutting. The expansion increases its total capacity from 37 to 49 hospital beds for adults aged 18 and over. our services and bringing individuals through the system in times of crisis, then we really have a chance to change their lives and the lives of generations to come,” said Dr. Drew A. Pate, Chief of Psychiatry at LifeBridge Health. Since the pandemic, it seems only fair that patients have much more serious additional problems. Historically, many could be treated on an outpatient basis, so we are seeing greater demand for inpatient care,” said Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge. Health. This secure unit is located on the fourth floor of the hospital. During the past fiscal year, 1,182 patients were admitted to Northwest Hospital for behavioral health care and these patients spent a total of 8,773 days in hospital. “Behavioral health transcends our entire community and it’s so important that people who need help can get it,” said Baltimore County Councilman Jones, D-District 4. a number of security features, including shatterproof glass, barricade-proof patient rooms, day room and group room equipped with soundproof and controlled spaces. patients are designed to prevent self-harm.The new unit is expected to open to patients on October 24.

Northwest Hospital is addressing a growing need in the state by expanding its behavioral health unit. The renovation adds 12 new inpatient beds to the program.

LifeBridge Health said more than 7% of emergency department patients present for behavioral health treatment.

On Monday, Northwest Hospital celebrated the opening of its newly remodeled and expanded behavioral health unit with a ribbon cutting. The expansion brings its total capacity from 37 to 49 hospital beds for adults aged 18 and over.

“The number of people we see in our emergency rooms, we have the opportunity at that time to change the course of their lives and if we can offer our services and bring people through the system in times of crisis, then we really have a chance to change their lives and the lives of generations to come,” said Dr. Drew A. Pate, Chief of Psychiatry at LifeBridge Health.

“Since the pandemic, it seems only fair that patients have much more serious additional problems. Historically, many could be treated on an outpatient basis, so we are seeing greater demand for inpatient care,” said Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health.

This secure unit is located on the fourth floor of the hospital. During the past fiscal year, 1,182 patients were admitted to Northwest Hospital for behavioral health care and these patients spent a total of 8,773 days in hospital.

“Behavioral health transcends our entire community and it’s so important that people who need help can get it,” said Baltimore County Councilor Jones, D-District 4.

The unit has a number of safety features, including shatterproof glass, barricade-proof patient rooms, a day room and a group room equipped with soundproof and soundproof areas. Bathrooms and patient rooms are designed to prevent self-harm.

The new unit is expected to open to patients on October 24.

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