MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL GERIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT BRINGS IN COMMUNITY

Posted 10/03/2017

MCCH Ribbon Cutting of BGH Unit

Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s recently opened its’ Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit with an open house and ribbon cutting. The unit is located on the 2nd Floor in the North Tower of Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  

More than 100 community members were in attendance at the event and given the opportunity to tour the unit, ask questions, and meet the staff.

The unit has 12 inpatient beds, a recreational therapy room, and a quiet room. The unit also provides comprehensive medical and psychiatric treatment in a secure environment with soothing colors.

Features of the behavioral health unit include:
• Recreational therapy room
• Patient group area and community dining area
• Quiet room

Criteria to be admitted into the behavioral health unit include:
• 55+ years of age or older
• primary diagnosis must be psychiatric
• suffer from severe depression or anxiety disorder
• suffer from behavioral issues including depression, combative nature, or agitation
• experiences some level of dementia
• patients cannot be bedridden

For more information about the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit, call (270) 762-1227 or visit www.murrayhospital.org.