Expanded Adult Day-Program Doubles Size of Crisis Services

December 7, 2022

Pine Rest celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 7 for its newly expanded adult partial hospitalization (day) program. To offer more capacity for individuals 18 and older in need of psychiatric support, the expanded space opened on November 21 and will grow the behavioral health care provider’s day program daily capacity from 34 to 70 patients capable of serving up to 1,000 additional patients per year in a larger, newly renovated building on its Cutlerville campus.

The partial hospitalization program is an essential component of the West Michigan continuum of care, providing urgently needed support for adults experiencing behavioral health crises. The program offers quick access to short-term intensive services tailored to the specific needs of each patient, while still allowing patients to return home in the evening. The therapeutic environment focuses on crisis stabilization, which may include, but is not limited to, management, health and wellness, healthy coping skills, loss and grief, relationships, relaxation and self-care, social and communication skills, stress management, and treatment planning. With the increased space, teams can lead more groups with fewer participants in each group, resulting in a more intimate experience for patients. The expansion will also increase patient choices regarding nutrition, exercise amenities and one-on-one therapy services.

“We are excited to expand our adult partial hospitalization program because we know that creating access to care is desperately needed right now,” said Harmony Gould, Pine Rest’s vice president of hospital and residential services. “Our approach for treatment allows patients to receive the care they need at their own pace.”

Partial hospitalization is non-restrictive and a more economical treatment option for many patients. Treatment plans include educational groups and group therapy, with an average length of treatment of five to seven days. Multidisciplinary teams on each unit include a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, case manager/therapist, registered nurse, occupational therapist, discharge planner and, if desired, a chaplain. Review of Pine Rest’s patient outcome-data has demonstrated a significant reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of participation in their partial hospitalization program. Patients report that when they participate in psychiatric services, group counseling and educational classes at Pine Rest, they are better prepared to manage their symptoms.

“The skills patients learn in this program can help them regulate emotions and manage their symptoms independently so they can deal with triggers in a healthy way,” said Jenna Strodtbeck, Pine Rest clinical services manager for partial hospitalization programs. “The goal for a patient in our program is to understand how therapy works and learn how applying a variety of strategies, like mindfulness, coping skills, communication skills and relationship skills, can benefit their daily life.”

In conjunction with the adult partial hospitalization program’s move to its new location, Pine Rest’s child and adolescent partial hospitalization program will transition into the adult program’s previous location, allowing expansion from 12 to 22 child and adolescent beds and room for growth.

For more information about the adult partial hospitalization program, please call Pine Rest’s central access number at (866) 852.4001 or visit our Partial Hospitalization/Day programs page. This program accepts self-pay and commercial insurances for payment.



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