Hialeah Hospital on Aug. 22 opened its new Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit offering comprehensive psychiatric inpatient services for adults, specializing in treatment for emotional disturbances, including depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
The unit admits patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has 12 beds. A newly-designed 5,675 square-foot inpatient unit features contemporary furnishings, large windows providing natural light, comfortable rooms for group therapy, and flexible family visiting hours.
“We recognize that patients heal better in a comfortable and compassionate environment,” said Ben A. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer at Hialeah Hospital. “We have taken the proper measures to ensure that our new Behavioral Health Unit provides a welcoming atmosphere for individuals seeking high quality mental health services.”
Hialeah Hospital has been experiencing an increase in the number of individuals seeking psychiatric care in the emergency room, many of whom require admission. Each patient will receive individualized, comprehensive care from a bilingual (Spanish and English) interdisciplinary team, which consists of psychiatrists, nurses, mental health technicians, social workers, dieticians and occupational therapists.Hialeah Hospital offers a wide variety of therapies. Some patients may benefit from “talking therapies” such as anger and stress management, coping skills, goal setting and grief resolution, while others may benefit from non-verbal music therapy, arts and crafts therapy, recreational therapy and occupational therapy.
Each patient will have a comprehensive discharge planning session with the behavioral health team prior to discharge.
For more information on the Behavioral Health Unit, contact Janice Valesey, Director of Behavioral Health, at 305-835-4841.