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Retreat Doctors’ Hospital Expands Services with Opening of Center for Emotional Growth

Richmond, Va. (June 21, 2017) —HCA Virginia’s Retreat Doctors’ Hospital has announced the opening of the Retreat Doctors’ Hospital Center for Emotional Growth.

The Center for Emotional Growth uses evidence-based practice to provide engaging treatments and foster positive outcomes for patients suffering from mental health-related issues.

“The opening of the Center for Emotional Growth provides Richmond area residents with recovery choices and greater access to mental health resources,” said Beth Matish, CEO of Retreat Doctors Hospital. “We are proud to offer this level of care to our community and look forward to providing the best possible healing experience and positive outcomes for our patients.”

Treatment consists of a variety of group and individual services including relaxation techniques, medication management, management of acute symptoms, safety management, pet therapy, aroma therapy, and other activity therapies.

Providing short-term intensive mental health treatment for adults in crisis, the treatment team at the Center for Emotional Growth consists of psychiatrists, registered nurses, nutritionists, case management personnel, activities therapists and mental health technicians.

“The program was designed to help meet the needs of our patients seeking emotional recovery for a variety of conditions,” said Dr. Benjamin Wiseman, medical director of the new behavioral health unit at Retreat Doctors Hospital. “Using an interdisciplinary and therapeutic team approach, our program develops an individual plan based on mind, body and social evaluation of each patient.”

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital’s Center for Emotional Growth provides services and intervention for the following conditions: major depression and mood disorder, bipolar disorder, anger management, self-injurious behavior, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sexual abuse and assault.

With a care model that is centered on addressing all aspects of wellness in a holistic treatment environment, the program provides an individualized recovery plan for each patient. Individualized care plans include the following: 24/7 access to a psychiatrist, psychiatric evaluations, medication management and administration, daily progress and clinic meetings, structured group therapy and support groups, community and recovery support services, patient-centered goal setting and treatment planning.

The new unit is located on the fifth floor of the hospital and includes 20 single occupancy rooms, three group therapy rooms, consult rooms for medical evaluations and the latest therapeutic interventions for treating patients with mental health disorders. For more information, please call 804-254-5408.

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