Successfully Convert a Hospital Medical Unit to an Inpatient Psychiatric Program

Reception area beside a hallway leading to multiple doors

Hospital medical units can successfully be converted to an inpatient psychiatric program with careful planning. Below is a quick look from 30,000 feet. Rationale: Adding inpatient behavioral health beds continues to increase in response to high demand for both mental health and substance use treatment. Long wait times and psychiatric patient boarding in emergency departments…

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