The new unit has 19 voluntary beds for adults. The unit’s programming will be focused on the stabilization of the patient’s behavioral health needs.
The new Designated Voluntary Behavioral Health Unit supplements Inspira Health Center Bridgeton’s 33-bed behavioral health inpatient adult unit, which is a mix of voluntary and involuntary beds. It was designed as a short stay unit that is meant to create system efficiencies while providing safe, compassionate, quality and timely care for the community.
“Access to behavioral health services is a critical need in many communities across the country, and Bridgeton is no exception,” Amy Mansue, CEO and president of Inspira Health, said. “We are proud to offer this state-of-the-art facility to the community, and its ability to provide a safe and compassionate treatment atmosphere for the individuals who need it.”
Inspira recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the expansion and is expected to create up to several dozen new clinical and administrative jobs. The new unit cost $3.55 million.