Stones River Hospital to open adult psychiatric unit

New unit set to open Apr. 2

CANNON COUNTY – Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital recently announced its intention to open a new Adult Psychiatric Unit on the campus of the hospital.

The Adult Psychiatric Unit at Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital will have six beds and was developed as part of Saint Thomas Health’s longer term strategy to address behavioral health needs, particularly in the rural communities it serves. The new unit will serve as a dedicated space for adult psychiatric cases and will make the emergency department more accessible for other emergent issues.

“As we continue to grow our services based on community need, we will focus our efforts at Stones River on outpatient services and inpatient behavioral health services,” said Andy Wachtel, President and CEO of Saint Thomas DeKalb, Highlands, and Stones River Hospitals. “This includes adding an adult psychiatric unit and continuing to grow the existing Riverside Center that serves the senior population.”

In addition, the unit will alleviate the burden of travel for many patients to get the care they need now being closer to home. The unit is planned to open on Apr. 2.

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