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HCA Virginia Opens Center for Emotional Growth at Parham Doctors' Hospital

March 11, 2014

Richmond, Va. (March 11, 2014) — HCA Virginia’s Parham Doctors’ Hospital opened its new Center for Emotional Growth today, which delivers inpatient behavioral health care for consumers with acute emotional health stressors and symptoms that cannot be safely and adequately addressed on an outpatient basis.

The assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of patient care and safety are performed by a therapeutic team consisting of physicians, nursing, social work, case management, activity therapy, education, and clinical nutrition.

“Emotional wellness is an essential part of a person’s overall health and well-being,” said Will Wagnon, CEO of Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “We are proud to offer this new program, which will provide more patients with comprehensive, individualized care when they need it most.”

The patient’s treatment plan includes active psychiatric treatment; medication administration and monitoring; an after care plan; development of family and individual support systems; medication management strategies for ongoing care; and where appropriate, ongoing interaction with personal caretakers and medical caretakers.

Wagnon also says that the program has the capacity to treat individuals who may have a medical condition in addition to the emotional crisis they may be experiencing.

Construction on the 24-bed center began last fall with an investment cost of $2 million. The Center also will begin offering outpatient behavioral health services this spring.

In addition to the Center for Emotional Growth, Parham Doctors’ Hospital operates the Crisis Receiving Center with Henrico County Police and Henrico County Mental Health and Developmental Services, a multidisciplinary program for patients in psychiatric crisis.

Based in the Parham Doctors’ Hospital Emergency Room, the Receiving Center became the region’s first center of its kind, providing a comprehensive approach to crisis management in the treatment of patients who are brought in by police or EMS in police custody and are experiencing mental health emergencies. Since its opening, the center has seen over 650 patients.

For more than 100 years, HCA Virginia has been providing a full range of acute inpatient behavioral health services for seniors, adults, adolescents and children through the Tucker Pavilion at Chippenham Hospital and the behavioral health program at John Randolph Medical Center. 

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