Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is opening a mental health facility college hill This would make the hospital the largest inpatient mental health provider in the United States, larger than any children’s hospital.
The Center for Mental Health at 5642 Hamilton Ave., MD, William K. Shubert, more than two-thirds the size of the Cincinnati Children’s Center, has 83 private rooms for patients, including overnight accommodations for families and privacy for the participation of families. In the progress of their children, said hospital officials.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was planned for Friday morning at 9:30 a.m., setting October 18 as the transfer date and October 16 for outpatient clinics to be moved.
“Pediatric mental illness is one of the most pressing health issues of our time,” Dr. Steve Davis, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s, said in a statement announcing the ribbon cutting. “These children deserve our best ideas, our boldest strategies, our long-term commitment and our utmost compassion. With the opening of this facility, we have another tremendous opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our patients, families and staff in terms of improved access and the quality of care we provide.
The 160,000-square-foot building was made possible through a $30 million donation to the Convalescent Hospital Fund for Children, which provided an additional $6 million for programmatic needs. According to hospital officials, the total cost of the project was $108 million.
Design features of the new center include:
- A Family Resource Center provides families with a support location where they can find and review mental health information and resources, make calls, use the computer, or relax while traveling.
- An advanced educational center offering programs like clinical crisis intervention A trauma-sensitive approach to the care of children experiencing crisis.
- The therapeutic treatment spaces are designed around the concept of moving patients throughout the building – as they would experience at school – giving them different views throughout the day.
Michael Sorter, director of Cincinnati Children’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, called the building “a huge step forward” in what Cincinnati Children’s will be able to do for children and families. He said the center will have an expanded set of evidence-based programs that will provide the most advanced care for children and adolescents.
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The center’s opening comes during a nationwide youth mental health crisis that has reached Greater Cincinnati.
While the new center will allow for the care of many more children than the existing center, Dr. Joe Luria, vice president of mental health operations for Cincinnati Children’s, said early prevention is the best way to address the need for more mental health care. detection and early treatment. This is best done in schools, primary care offices, and hospital outpatient sites, he said.
Lurie said Cincinnati Children’s is working with physicians in schools, supporting integrated behavioral health in primary care offices and helping develop new outpatient mental health sites. The hospital opened a hospital in Norwood in October 2020 and is planning an East Side facility, expected to open in two years.