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Methodist Richardson Medical Center Completes Phase One of Behavioral Health Unit Renovations

The behavioral health unit at Methodist Richardson Medical Center is undergoing a three-phase renovation scheduled to be complete in January 2012. The first phase includes improvements to the main nursing stations to enhance patient-centric care and improve efficiency. In addition to redesign of the physical space, the renovation includes new flooring, freshly painted walls and updated artwork designed in a cool color palette to enhance the atmosphere and create a calming focal point for those receiving treatment.

The remodeled nurse's station in the in-patient behavioral health unit at Methodist Richardson Medical Center is more open and inviting to patients.

The remodeled nurse's station in the
inpatient behavioral health unit at
Methodist Richardson is more open
and inviting to patients

Remaining phases of the plan will include remodeling of an additional nurse's station and creation of a private interview room specifically for patients to participate in individual and family therapy sessions.

"We are excited to have the resources to update our unit," Director of Behavioral Health Carla Berdeaux says. "The redesign reflects a home-like environment and will be very inviting to our patients."

Methodist Richardson Medical Center's Behavioral Health unit specializes in short-term crisis stabilization of acute mental health disorders including depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and other types of acute illness. Additionally, the addiction recovery program specializes in the treatment of addiction to alcohol, opiates, and prescription drugs – all within a compassionate, highly structured, goal-oriented setting.

The 30-bed adult treatment facility utilizes a generous staff-to-patient ratio specifically designed to help patients with mental health or addiction recovery issues live a more balanced life. Patient satisfaction is the top priority, and overall patient satisfaction scores are consistently 95 percent and above.

To begin the admission process, Methodist Richardson Medical Center offers a direct intake HelpLine, which is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 972-498-8500.

For more information about behavioral health at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, visit www.methodisthealthsystem.org/mentalhealth.

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About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) uses some of the latest medical technology and research to bring quality health care to individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and three Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org.



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