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Adult Inpatient (Meyer 3 & Psychiatric ED)

Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and Psychiatric Emergency Department

Meyer 3 houses three distinct inpatient services and staffs the psychiatric emergency department.  The inpatient unit includes three separate eight-bed services including, the Short Stay Service (SS), the Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU), and the Motivated Behaviors Unit (MBU) each with their own focus with an emphasis on the treatment of acute psychiatric and dual diagnoses.  The psychiatric emergency department provides expert consult services to the main emergency department, caring for up to 12 patients with a focus on evaluation, assessment, treatment and disposition of adults presenting to the psychiatric emergency department.

Patient Population

  • Adult
    • General Psychiatry
    • Addictions
    • Motivated Behaviors

Number of Beds

  • Inpatient: 24
  • Psych ED: 12

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:5-6

New Grad Orientation Length

  • 8 weeks
Devin Lowe

Why I Choose Psychiatric Nursing

"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.