MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FOR THE CENTER FOR GERIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Posted 09/08/2017


Geriatric Behavioral Health at MCCHMurray-Calloway County Hospital’s new Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit will host a community Open House to celebrate the opening of its behavioral health unit on Tuesday, September 26, beginning at 3 pm with a ribbon cutting to follow.  The unit is located on the 2nd Floor in the North Tower of Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Open House attendees should enter via the North Tower Entrance located off Poplar Street across from Murray Middle School. Refreshments will be served.

Staff will be on hand providing tours through the new unit that has 12 inpatient beds, a recreational therapy room, and a quiet room. The unit also provides comprehensive medical and psychiatric treatment in a secure environment with soothing colors.

Features of the behavioral health unit include:
  •Recreational therapy room 
  •Patient group area and community dining area 
  •Quiet room 
 
Criteria to be admitted into the behavioral health unit include:
  • 55+ years of age or older 
  • primary diagnosis must be psychiatric 
  • suffer from severe depression or anxiety disorder 
  • suffer from behavioral issues including depression, combative nature, or agitation 
  • experiences some level of dementia 
  • patients cannot be bedridden 

For more information about the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit, call (270) 762-1227 or visit www.murrayhospital.org.