We are very proud to have “soft opened” our new inpatient programs and experiential center a few weeks ago. We’re excited to share this video from our ribbon-cutting ceremony. This video includes, of course, some thoughtful remarks from Rogers’ medical and administrative leadership. It also offers some of the very first opportunities to see the building’s interiors, including the private patient rooms, day rooms, and family consult rooms.
As you get your first glimpses of these facilities, you’ll see how these spaces have been intentionally designed to facilitate Rogers’ patient-centered approach to care, as well as provide improved accessibility, safety, and privacy for our patients and families.
Our patients are at the center of decision-making about their care.
By building a strong alliance with the patients, our staff help them recognize and amplify their strengths and provide them with strategies to achieve a more productive and satisfying life.
David L. Moulthrop, PhD: Good afternoon and welcome. Welcome to Rogers. And welcome to a very exciting day. When I started here in 1993, Rogers was a single location with about 50 staff and 10 patients. Now we have more than 850 employees; we are working at five locations and treated last year some 8,000 patients.
These new facilities are examples of how Rogers Memorial Hospital has grown to become a premier provider of behavioral health care that is recognized throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Why build? The backstory
David L. Moulthrop, PhD: We knew that we needed to build something. Should we build the new residential facility? Or do we build new inpatient facilities because we knew that the facilities that we had didn’t match the quality of programming that we provided?
And so, by what had to be, truly, a leap of faith, the board decided to do both.
Theodore E. Weltzin, MD: The hospital discussion was an important discussion to have because it really forced us to decide. Are we going to stay where we are? Or are we going to move ahead? It was a big decision, but I think it underscores the fact that, here at Rogers, we are interested in moving ahead.
Peter M. Lake, MD: This is really a day for all of our staff to celebrate and feel absolutely fantastic about. Now we’re going to have a facility that we really can continue to do our best and what we’re really here for, and that’s to provide the best psychiatric care we can for our patients and families.
Jerry L. Halverson, MD: Our new unit will give us the ability to be flexible. It will also be an opportunity for our patients to have a very nice environment. I know people have been talking about having single rooms. Single rooms is one of the big bonuses that we’re getting here. This is going to give people their space as they heal.
Theodore E. Weltzin, MD: In the area of eating disorders, we are ready to rock and roll, in terms of continuing to try and do great things. Continuing to do better. Continuing to lead the field. This facility will give us a much better chance at being successful at that. So thank you.
Find out more about the new facilities and programs by calling 800–767–4411.