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Motivated Behaviors and Schizophrenia (Meyer 5)

Individualized inpatient treatment for: maladaptive behavior related to substance-abuse and sexual offense disorders; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; and for patients with a continued need for intensive schizophrenia programming post inpatient admission.

Patient Population
  • Ages 18 and up
  • Diagnoses include acute and chronic schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders not otherwise specified, substance abuse (including dual diagnosis) and sex offense,
  • Average length of stay: 12 days
Number of Beds
  • 20
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:4 days and evenings
  • 1:10 nights
Rotation/Shifts
  • 8 and 12 hours
  • Flexible, self-schedule
Skill Mix
  • Registered Nurses, clinical associates, activity specialist, support associates, clinical customer service representatives 
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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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