Inspira Health unveils South Jersey’s first inpatient medical detox unit

Inspira Health Center Bridgeton will open a new inpatient Acute Medical Detoxification and Addiction Treatment unit in Bridgeton, it announced Wednesday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday and the unit is expected to open mid-July, it said.

The new unit, located at Inspira Health Center Bridgeton, is comprised of 9,287 square feet on the second floor of the health center. It features six single occupancy and seven double occupancy rooms for a total of 20 beds. Services it will provide include detoxification and substance abuse counseling; medication management and education; group and individual counseling; wellness planning and individualized treatment plans; and referral, advocacy and service linkages.

Bruce Kaplan will head the new unit as its medical director.

“This new center, the first of its kind in New Jersey south of Princeton, will help individuals take the first step on the difficult road to recovery,” said John DiAngelo, CEO and president of Inspira Health Network. “The great team we have assembled will do all they can to ensure that each person is connected with the necessary support and services they need after their brief stay here.”

“Our goal is to promote a safe environment that promotes positive change while also empowering patients to take a proactive role in their own recovery,” said Dave Moore, executive director of Behavioral Health Services at Inspira Health Network.