SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Audrain will host an open house for its new 20-bed inpatient Behavioral Health Senior Care Unit on Monday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the hospital, 620 East Monroe St. in Mexico.
Located on the third floor, the unit will provide patients access to staff who are specially trained to work with seniors in serious psychiatric crisis and care for individuals with mental disorders.
Open house attendees will be able to take a tour, meet the staff and learn about symptoms and treatment options for mental health disorders, and enjoy refreshments and giveaways.
“We are excited to offer this service,” said Donna Jacobs, president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Audrain.
“Not only will this provide critical mental health services to seniors in this area, but it also brings additional employment opportunities for our community.”
The unit will bring more than 30 new positions to the hospital including a recreational therapist, social workers, case managers and nursing staff.
Call 844-SSM-WELL 844-776-9355 to RSVP or register online for the event at ssmhealthmidmo.com/News/SeniorUnit.