October 12, 2021
Pulaski, Va. — LewisGale Hospital Pulaski’s 16-bed adult inpatient behavioral health unit, called Transitions Behavioral Health, recently celebrated its second year serving area residents experiencing mental health and addiction issues.
The Transitions team comprises physicians, nurses, and mental health professionals, including social workers, recreational therapists and dietitians, who have provided a wide range of treatments benefiting more than 1,333 patients since the unit opened.
“Prior to opening our facility, we had witnessed and experienced a growing need for mental health services where patients in distress could get the effective treatment that they needed in an inclusive psychiatric center,” said Sean Pressman, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski’s chief executive officer.
In the two years of operation, the team has achieved many accomplishments worthy of celebration, including; 1,333 patients admitted and assisted in our community since opening day, 3rd Quarter 2021 “Overall Rating of Care” ranked in the 97th percentile, all “Global Core Measures” are 100 percent, and 245 patients treated under a temporary detention order (TDO) in their own community rather than having to go elsewhere.
“I’m proud that we’ve been able to offer these valuable services to those within our region who have needed mental health treatment. It has enabled many of our patients to remain close to home with the ability to receive additional support from family and friends,” Pressman said.
About LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, located in Pulaski, Virginia, is part of LewisGale Regional Health System which includes 44 HCA Virginia Health System-owned patient care facilities including four hospitals, one freestanding ER, two regional cancer centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 27 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. The private hospital system is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $105.7 million in charity and uncompensated care, and pays $88.9 million in taxes annually. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.