Representatives from Rogers Memorial Hospital, its boards of directors, medical leadership and local officials gathered on March 14 officially open the doors to Rogers’ new inpatient facility and experiential therapy center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new gymnasium. The facilities were built as a result of input from patients and Roger’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of patient-centered care.
The ceremony marked the completion of the first two phases of a patient-centered construction project that started in February 2010 and will be completed later in 2012 with the grand opening of the residential facility for children and adolescents.
David Moulthrop, PhD, Rogers’ president and CEO, shared his gratitude toward the collective efforts that led to the construction of the hospital’s new facilities. “These new facilities are examples of how Rogers Memorial Hospital has grown to become a premier behavioral health care provider that is recognized throughout Wisconsin and across the nation.”
Peter Lake, MD, who is the medical director for Rogers Memorial Hospital – Oconomowoc noted that this was a day for all of Rogers staff to celebrate. “This is a dream come true to say the least – and we have even better things ahead. With these new facilities we can do our best and do what we’re here for.”
The excitement was evident. The new facilities provide an environment where they can offer patients unmatched comfort, privacy and amenities. With rooms and community spaces specially designed to foster a therapeutic environment, there was a lot to be excited about. While the exterior echoes Rogers’ historic red brick hospital, the interior contains contemporary, state-of-the-art furnishings.
On each floor, the patient care areas incorporate natural light and pleasant furnishings to create a warm, welcoming environment. While each program has open spaces which promote positive socialization and engagement, they are balanced with private treatment rooms for individual therapy, family therapy, and visiting. This balance enhances patients’ connection to their surroundings, which is critical to engaging them in the treatment and the recovery process.