Boys Town National Research Hospital has opened a new pediatric mental health service to the community. Boys Town’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Center opened in September 2019. The new facility is connected to Boys Town National Research Hospital-West on the Boys Town Campus.
According to Edward Kolb, M.D., MBA, executive vice president of health care at Boys Town and director and chief medical officer at Boys Town National Research Hospital, the new mental health center will increase access to services for children who require immediate intervention. The new facility has a 16-bed Psychiatric Inpatient Center for children between the ages of 5 through 18 who require psychiatric hospitalization.
The inpatient center also includes classrooms, a gymnasium, living spaces, and recreational areas. Consumers who are treated at the new inpatient center will be cared for by a team of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians and pediatric specialists, highly-trained psychiatric nurses, and social workers.
Boys Town National Research Hospital opened in 1977. The hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment, and related communication disorders. The hospital has developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country. The hospital offers a broad range of clinical services, including ear, nose, and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological, and ophthalmologic care.
This was reported by KPTM on September 12, 2019.
Contact information: Boys Town National Research Hospital, 14000 Boys Town Hospital Road, Boys Town, Nebraska 68010; 531-355-6540; Website: www.boystownhospital.org