Lee Medical Hospital is a psychiatric hospital, which will specialize in the treatment of chronic mental illnesses. Examples of these mental disorders are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. The main vision of Less Medical Hospital is to become a tertiary health center of global leadership and excellence in mental health care. Similarly, the mission of this organization is to: promote person-focused service which is accessible, integrated, cost-effective, and comprehensive. Also, Lee Medical Hospital aims at promoting mental health, and perusing continuous research and learning; to develop possible remedies to mental health issues.
Some of the services provided by Lee Medical Hospital will be:
Individual and Group Counseling
In group and individual counseling variety of treatment methods are used to treat behavioral health problems. More specialized psychotherapies and counseling aim at changing emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and how people understand and view different situations. Counseling will be provided by well-trained; social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, and psychologists. Therefore, counseling will take different forms depending on: the category of therapy used, the aim of treatment, and most importantly other factors in the life of the patient receiving the therapy. One of the most common methods that shall be employed is the use of CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy). CBT is important since it assists individuals who are undergoing treatment, with their solutions to problems through addressing: feelings, behavior, and thoughts with an orderly objective-oriented strategy.
Lee Medical Hospital shall also provide prescription medication as a chief resource for treating mental disorders. Medication offered to individuals who suffer from mental disorders offers significant relief, and it also assists them in the management of the symptoms to the point where people may now employ other methods to peruse recovery. What is of importance to note is that medication works better for some people as compared to others who have the same mental disorder (Marino et al. 2000). Hence, medication is most effective if it is used together with psychotherapy or counseling. Some of the medications which will be offered to mental health patients include medication for attention issues, mood stabilizers, anti-depressants, antipsychotic medication, and anti-anxiety medication.
Supportive services are a crucial component of behavioral health systems, as it assists people to attain their treatment objectives. Supportive services may take different forms that are; care or case management will manage behavioral health services within jobs, schools, and home to home. Since people who suffer from mental disorders have more physical health issues, Lee Medical Hospital will offer assistance in coordinating care across physical and behavioral health care providers to offer valuable support. Another important service is recovery support services; this ensures that people develop lives that support recovery as they attempt to control the symptoms through peer support groups, and traditional treatment (Chinman et al. 2014).
Services provided by Lee Medical Hospital are special and in the same way different from other mental health organizations. This is because; rather than directing a person through recovery, medical practitioners put in extra effort to help in mobilizing the individual’s own resources and they also assist the patients to build their motivation so that they may develop their motive to address their desired objectives.
There are various qualifications for various posts in Lee Medical Hospital. Nurses must have a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, or at least a diploma. For psychiatric technicians, they must have only a high school diploma or GED with 30 credits of college coursework and one-year working experience in any mental health institution. Mental Health counselors, must be able to plan and should be able to use therapy techniques and other counseling techniques. Accordingly, they must also meet the state licensing requirements that involve; the completion of supervised clinical hours, and also they must pass an exam. Finally, for Mental Health Administration, they must be able to oversee all the activities in mental health facilities, they should be able to provide patient care, and also they must be able to oversee business operations. The managers must also possess a Master’s of Science, Master’s in Public Health, or Masters in Healthcare Administration.
Regulations in opening a mental illness hospital include: getting the necessary official papers needed for the application and getting structure approval. This is permitted after all the required procedures are certain to the regulatory body, applying for the license, the claimant must obtain all the necessary forms and complete filling them then return them and attain the working license to run as a mental disorder hospital.
Chinman, M., George, P., Dougherty, R. H., Daniels, A. S., Ghose, S. S., Swift, A., & Delphin-Rittmon, M. E. (2014). Peer support services for individuals with serious mental illnesses: assessing the evidence. Psychiatric Services, 65(4), 429-441.
Marino, B. L., Reinhardt, K., Eichelberger, W. J., & Steingard, R. (2000). Prevalence of errors in a pediatric hospital medication system: implications for error proofing. Outcomes management for nursing practice, 4, 129-135.