Memorial Regional Hospital Behavioral Health Philosophy
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ABOUT MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Located in Hollywood, Fla., 20 miles north of Miami, Memorial Regional Hospital's Behavioral Health Unit provides stabilization services, short-term residential care, and outpatient programs for clients seeking treatment for substance abuse, mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. The facility also provides residential and outpatient-based detox services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To help clinicians determine an appropriate level of care, patients first undergo an initial biopsychosocial assessment. Patients who medically require stabilization will be referred to the detox program. Memorial Regional is one of the 46 hospitals in Florida that have a detox program. Detox is available in a residential format as well as an outpatient format.
Clients that need structure such as access to medical attention and 24/7 monitoring may be referred to the hospital's residential program. As a hospital-based program, the goal of residential care is to quickly stabilize the client and refer the client to a less-intensive level of care. The average length of stay is less than one week, making it one of Florida’s 113 short-term treatment programs.
Residential treatment for chemical dependency involves a range of evidence-based treatment methods. Utilizing dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches, the hospital facilitates regular group and individual counseling sessions to help clients modify destructive thinking and behavioral patterns.
Memorial Regional Hospital also holds educational workshops on improving coping skills, relapse prevention techniques, anger management, and regulating emotions. Family counseling may also be incorporated into programming.
Along with counseling sessions and educational groups, patients with a primary psychiatric condition or a co-occurring condition may receive a pharmacological intervention and ongoing medication management to promote stabilization. Once a client is stable, Memorial Regional Hospital may encourage clients to "step-down" to the facility's outpatient programs. The hospital also offers an aftercare program, which involves weekly sessions for up to one year.
The facility's SHARE Program is an outpatient-based detox program that typically lasts between two and three weeks. Traditional outpatient programs are specialized to treat clients seeking treatment for chemical dependency or a primary psychiatric disorder. Outpatient programs last approximately four weeks and involve relapse prevention classes, group and individual counseling, coping skills workshops, and medication management as indicated.
Memorial Regional Hospital's Behavioral Health Unit employs a multidisciplinary staff comprised of physicians experienced in addiction medicine, nurses, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, social workers, and peer support specialists. Memorial Regional is a part of the 30.4 percent of Florida facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission, and the 36.1 percent that are accredited by CARF.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Memorial Regional Hospital's Behavioral Health Unit can accommodate up to 51-beds. The unit has heightened security measures in place to ensure the safety of each client. The facility is clinical in nature akin to what you would expect in a hospital. There are counseling rooms for private counseling and groups. There are also larger, multipurpose rooms for educational classes and other treatment methods. Plus, there are medical facilities and personnel available at all times. The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility a four out of five star rating for its overall cleanliness and upkeep.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
On Google, Memorial Regional Hospital as a whole earned an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars from 271 reviews to date. While the emergency room and the valet received a lot of negative feedback, other reviews wrote about how “each staff member was polite and accommodating. security, front desk, nurses, doctor, even billing.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved on polled by Rehabs.com appreciated most aspects of Memorial Regional Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit, offering five out of five star ratings for the treatment staff's level of experience and training and its ability to treat co-occurring disorders. The loved one also gave four-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, discharge planning, and the amount of family participation. However, the loved one did cite the lack of activities as a facility weakness.
Memorial Regional Hospital accepts most major insurance providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and Cigna. The facility also accepts Medicaid (64 percent of U.S. facilities) and Medicare (35 percent of U.S. facilities).
Published on November 2018
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