Some of our donors and staff recently attended an exclusive, pre-opening tour of the new Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital. This innovative addition to our community will provide inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care for adolescents and adults.
At LOHF, we are committed to improving children’s behavioral health and are hopeful that the inpatient adolescent behavioral health unit will fill a need gap for youth and their families.
The hospital will offer inpatient and outpatient services for adolescents, adults and seniors with primary psychiatric disorders. The inpatient adolescent unit opens in September. It will be the only provider of inpatient behavioral health therapy for teens in Lancaster County.
Jayne Van Brammer, the hospital’s president and CEO, answered questions as she led our tour. Some highlights were:
- Adolescent student classroom, where a teacher is able to help them keep up with school work during their hospital stay
- Quiet rooms where activities such as aromatherapy or yoga will take place
- Comfortable living room areas with televisions and lounge chairs
- Calm-colored bedrooms which include suicide deterrent bathrooms, doors, and dressers
- High-capacity cafeteria with nutritional food
- Large gymnasium with modern equipment
- Outdoor courtyards with picnic tables and basketball courts
- Special needs accommodations
- Physician offices, nursing stations, and assessment rooms
Learn more about the need for children’s behavioral healthcare in Lancaster County that drives our mission at LOHF.