OCD AND ANXIETY
A new home off Highway 67 for specialized outpatient services will provide dedicated space and convenient access for patients as programs move from the main campus at Rogers Memorial Hospital—Oconomowoc, part of Rogers Behavioral Health.
Workers are currently putting the finishing touches on the renovation of a 21,000-square-foot facility at 1205 Corporate Center Drive. Rogers’ Silver Lake Outpatient Center is expected to open on Sept. 28, 2015.
According to Suzanne D. Harrison, MPH, vice president of Rogers-Oconomowoc operations, “The Silver Lake Outpatient Center gives us the wonderful opportunity to consolidate our ambulatory programming in a single facility just two miles down the road from our main campus. We believe this dedicated treatment space should further enhance the quality care we provide as we endeavor to meet critical mental health care needs in our community.
“This is a win-win for our patients and visitors, as this also lessens congestion at our main campus, where we continue to provide inpatient and residential treatment,” she adds.
The Silver Lake Center, named for the lake in southwest Oconomowoc, will house all local intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs. The facility has 12 group therapy rooms, ten consult rooms, an art studio room, a dining area, a multi-purpose room and more treatment space for patients to work on recovery-oriented activities.
Harrison adds that while the location was a previous medical facility, renovations have created more open space to allow natural light to filter in. Similar to Rogers other locations, colors and materials have been chosen with an eye toward incorporating the healing powers of nature into the inside environment.
Existing IOPs and PHPs for general mental health and OCD and anxiety, along with a child and adolescent eating disorder service currently at Rogers’ West Allis location, will relocate to the new center. And, three new programs including an adultposttraumatic stress disorder PHP, an adult cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression PHP, and an adultdual diagnosis PHP will be offered at this location starting this fall.
In similar moves in the last year, Rogers shifted its PHP and IOP programming at its two other hospital campuses in West Allis and Brown Deer to dedicated space in specialty outpatient centers near its hospitals.
“This is a very exciting time for Rogers,” says Harrison. “Through these changes we will be better able to guide our patients through their recovery process.”