Through Campus Renewal, Gundersen Lutheran built a new Inpatient Behavioral Health facility that will allow the organization to transform mental health care for adolescents and adults in communities throughout western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. In doing so, Gundersen Lutheran hopes to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Community members are invited to an open house on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gundersen Lutheran Inpatient Behavioral Health building on the La Crosse Campus. A special event will be held at noon.
Gundersen Lutheran will begin seeing patients in the new building in early February. The building includes an adult unit, acute adult unit, adolescent unit and special care unit. Those who attend the open house will see how the new healing environment:
- Provides dignity and offers hope for patients.
- Offers 34 private rooms for all patients. Nearly half of patients had to share rooms in the old building when the unit was full.
- Provides additional beds for adolescent patients so parents don’t have to send their children far away for treatment.
- Includes a separate area for our vulnerable patients, such as older adults and those with special medical needs.
- Meet a serious community need at a time many are shrinking their programs or stepping away from providing care for mental health.
To learn more about how the new space will improve care for patients, visit gundluth.org/behavioral-health/inpatient.