Published on January 23, 2019

Renovation Improves Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

Photo of inpatient behavioral health unit renovation group meeting room.Renovations to the inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena were recently completed. The renovation was a ligature risk mitigation project which included new bathroom fixtures, light fixtures, closets/lockers, new windows,  flooring, doors, nurses station, and both medical and platform beds.

“We are excited for the improvements that will keep our patients and staff safe,” said Cami Misiak, B.S.N., R.N, behavioral health nurse manager. “We are also happy to have our full census of 15 beds back so we can better serve our community. We extend a special thank you to the construction team and support from our co-workers during this renovation project.”

Inpatient behavioral health programs provide short-term acute psychiatric help to people who need 24-hour care and monitoring.

Photo of inpatient behavioral health unit patient room.Services provided to patients of MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena include psychiatric and nursing evaluation; daily psychiatric management; individual sessions with a psychiatrist; one-on-one counseling; focused on problem solving techniques and medication education; group therapy sessions geared toward situation management, recreation and leisure development, and key skills such as stress management, self-esteem, coping and assertiveness; recreational and activity therapy; physical and occupational therapy (as needed); treatment of medical problems, and medication management.

The inpatient behavioral health services program accepts referrals for adult patients 18 and over. Those interested in more information may call (989) 356-7258.

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