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Adult/Intensive/Emergency (Meyer 3)

  • Three clinical units staffed by one cross-trained staff
  • Multidisciplinary, acute assessment, evaluation, education, treatment and milieu management for inpatient general adult psychiatry (Meyer 3)
  • Nursing-led, crisis-intervention inpatient program for substance-abusing adults, Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU)
  • Evaluation, assessment, treatment and disposition of adults presenting to the psychiatric emergency department
Patient Population
  • Adults ages 17 to 18 and up
  • Diagnoses include schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, adjustment disorder, substance abuse disorders, depressive disorders
  • Average length of stay: 6 days Meyer 3; 3 days ITU
Number of Beds
  • 19 day/22 night adult general psychiatry
  • 8 day/5 night substance abuse 
  • 7 emergency department
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:4-5 (Meyer 3)
  • 1:2-3 (ITU)
  • 1:33.7 (ED)
  • 8, 10 and 12 hours
  • Flexible, self-schedule
Skill Mix
  • 90 percent RN

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Why I Choose Psychiatric Nursing

Devin Lowe

"There's a huge focus on teaching here. We have lunchtime learning lectures, workshops, and classes. Health care is always changing and it's nice to be at a hospital that's on the cutting edge, that's forward thinking and often molds the patient care practice that other hospitals follow."

—Devin Lowe, RN
Geriatrics/Chronic Pain Unit

More Food, Fewer Crises

The introduction of family-style dining last year has changed the atmosphere across Meyer 3, a locked unit that accommodates up to 22 patients, many of them diagnosed with schizophrenia or affective illnesses, such as bipolar disorder.

Read how introduction of Family-style dining has changed patient's attitudes.

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