Regions Hospital – Inpatient Mental Health Services


Hello, I’m Megan Remark, president and
CEO of Regions Hospital. I want to thank you for choosing your care with us. We
are committed here at Regions Hospital to providing you an exceptional experience
in a safe and healing environment, and I want you to know that you are in such
excellent hands. Our highly skilled teams are consistently recognized as leaders
in providing the best care possible. This video will explain what to expect from
your first clinic visit through recovery. You’ll meet members of the care team who will be partnering with you and I think you’ll be glad to see that you’re in
really safe hands. We want to involve you in your care every step of the way, and
that’s important, because health care is personal and it’s really all about you. Our mission is to improve the health and
well-being in partnership with our members patients and community, and
you’ll see this reflected in the care you receive. So thank you again for choosing HealthPartners and Regions Hospital, you’ve made a great choice. Hello and welcome to inpatient mental
health. My name is Wendy Waddell, I’m the director of inpatient mental health services here.
Once you arrived on the unit you will get a tour of the healing environment that has
been created to help you with your recovery. Here are some key areas of the unit. All patient rooms are private, including a full bathroom, your own
wardrobe and desk. Meals are served in the unit dining rooms, there’s also a TV
located in the dining room that you can use. Each and it has a kitchen and you’re
welcome to get water, crystal light and fruit throughout the day. Staff members also lead cooking group
sessions in the kitchen that you can join. The day room has a TV, some
glider rockers, reading materials and games. Attached to the day room is a nursing
station where you can let the staff know if you need anything. Each unit has a group room. You will be encouraged to attend as many group sessions as possible throughout your stay. By attending and participating in these group sessions you will learn skills to assist you with
your recovery journey. Each unit has a comfort room to enjoy to help you relax. It has a glider rocker, a nature mural and a TV that plays nature scenes and tranquil music.
There are four breakout areas on each unit. These areas allow you to have more
privacy for phone calls and visits for your loved ones. The second floor of our building has an activity room and a screened front porch. You can play basketball, floor hockey, Ping-Pong, do yoga or just sit on the front porch and enjoy the fresh air. Please ask your
doctor for a yellow coat to enjoy the activity room. Please enjoy the healing artwork throughout the unit. Many of the pieces of art were created by artists who are experiencing
a mental illness. There are three television for you to use on the unit. They are in the day room, the dining room and the comfort room. There are not televisions in each patient room. There are also clocks available to view on the unit,
should you need them. Hello, my name is Dr. John Kuzma. I’m the inpatient medical director. You are a key member of your treatment team. During your stay you work with staff
from many disciplines, including psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurses mental health associates, or MHAs, occupational therapists, social workers peer recovery specialists and pharmacists. At the beginning of your visit you will meet with a nurse wearing blue scrubs who will review the medications you are currently taking. Any symptoms you have
been experiencing and get your vital signs. A nurse will be assigned you each shift. The nurse’s role is to guide and support you, provide nursing care and promote education about your health issues. Mental health associates wear burgundy scrubs. They assist with patient care, lead some group sessions and ensure that the unit is safe by doing room checks and safety rounds. You will also meet with the psychiatrist and/or physician assistant
who will talk with you about your history, current situation and any symptoms you
may be experiencing. Based on this discussion, the psychiatrist will give you recommendations about your mental health needs. They will also ensure your physical health needs are addressed with
the help of medical specialists, if required. They can prescribe medication, then let you know about how long you’ll be in the hospital. The role of social workers is to make sure you have the
information and support for your recovery. They will also help coordinate care with other needs you and your family may require. Social workers help you access community resources and coordinate your discharge planning. An occupational therapist, or OT, wearing purple scrubs work with you
to set your recovery goals. The OTs also provide assessments on areas including
your strengths, activities of daily living and sensory needs. They lead some group sessions and one-to-one interactions. Occupational therapists will give support,
provide education and promote your future plans. A hospital pharmacist reviews all your
medications while you’re in the hospital to make sure that the dose is correct and
to screen for drug interactions. The health unit coordinator, or HUC, assists in making follow-up appointments for you after discharge. The peer recovery specialist will assist you with setting in accomplishing goals, as
well as offer you support. The psychologist and programs therapist will teach you a
different symptoms of mental illness as well as how to manage those symptoms. Music therapists leads group on songwriting and
playing various instruments. Regions Hospital is a teaching facility and you may have students from one of the above disciplines involved in your care. Hello, my name is Gretchen. I’m the allied
health manager here at Regions. There are several group sessions each day that are
going to led by your care team and within the group sessions you’re going to have an opportunity to learn many skills to help you increase your health, you’re
coping skills and live your life to the fullest. Some of the topics from our group sessions include
goal-setting, exercise, relaxation, learning about mental illnesses and how to manage
the symptoms of those illnesses, medication education, working on crafts, grooming and hygiene and healthy living. All of the group sessions are designed to
help you on your road to recovery and help you rebuild hope for your future. Please attend as many of these group sessions as possible to fully benefit from your
hospital stay. Attending and participating in the group sessions is going to help the team know how you’re progressing and helps with the discharge planning process. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our programming, please share your ideas with the staff. Hello, my name is Nicole. I’m a nurse manager on Northeast 5. The mental health staff are here to assist you on your road to recovery. We want your stay to
be comfortable and healing. Some guidelines have been established to
ensure the safety of all patients. All of inpatient mental health units are locked. They’re located in the Northeast
building. Smoking is not allowed on the units or on Regions Hospital property.
However, ask your doctor if you would like a nicotine replacement, such as gum, lozenges or a patch. Please encourage your support system to visit you between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to spend time with you outside of the group sessions. Cell phones are not permitted on the unit, however you can
collect numbers from your phone under the supervision of staff. There are four phones on the unit to use between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Group attendance and participation
will give you the tools to help with your recovery and help with your discharge
planning. Please attend as many group sessions each day. In order to provide a
healing environment for all patients we encourage everyone to be respectful in
their behavior. If you are feeling stressed, please talk to the staff, use your room or the unit comfort room to help you relax. Hello, my name is Andrea and I’m a social worker here at Regions Hospital. There are many factors that help us to decide
when you’re ready to leave the hospital. Having a medication and treatment plan
that works for you, connections with appropriate placement
and community resources, as well as having appointments in place for
follow-up care. Planning for a successful discharged from the hospital is a key
to a successful recovery. You will be given follow-up appointment dates and
times at the time of your discharge. The information will be on your
discharge instruction sheet. You may have a discharge planning meeting as well. After leaving the hospital, continue to
take your prescribed medication as directed and follow up with your
appointments. Please continue to exercise, have structured your day, use healthy coping skills and eat a healthy diet. Remember, call your doctor if you’re having any increase in symptoms or side
effects from your medications. Thank you so much for choosing Regions Hospital for your mental health care. Our goal is to provide you with the best care and best
experience during your hospital stay. We would love to hear any suggestions that you have on how to enhance your experience.

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