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Pine Rest opens new geriatric behavioral health facility

June 28, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Pine Rest (Grand Rapids, Mich.), a free-standing behavioral health provider offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics, has opened a new facility. The new Pine Rest Van Andel Cook Center for Dementia and Geriatric Behavioral Health opened to patients on June 27.

The Van Andel Cook Center for Dementia and Geriatric Behavioral Health offers services to seniors that include an older adult inpatient unit along with outpatient services such as neuropsychological evaluation, memory disorder assessment and treatment recommendations, as well as diagnosis and treatment for the often complicated cognitive and behavioral health concerns faced by seniors.

This facility is the second in a 3-phase expansion project on the Pine Rest campus. In total, this is a $12.24 million investment in facilities. The projects will create 52 new jobs when complete.

Phase two included new construction of 10,092 sq. ft. and renovation of existing 11,182 sq. ft. The inpatient unit has increased its bed capacity from 20 to 26 patient beds. A distinct close observation wing with 10 private patient rooms has been built, allowing for separation of patients by capability. There are larger rooms for group activities and dining as well as improved safety features.

“These enhancements will ensure that seniors in our community experiencing the impact of dementia and behavior disorders receive state of the art care,” says Mark Eastburg, president and CEO, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.