Officials put the ceremonial shears to the ribbon across the new experiential center and inpatient programs recently opened at Rogers Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 14. With the ribbon-cutting, patients will soon begin to see the benefit of beginning their recovery from mental illness in a center constructed from the ground up with safety, accessibility and privacy as key concerns.
Pictured at the ribbon cutting are, from left, W. Carl Templer, Chair, board of directors Rogers Behavioral Health System, Peter M. Lake, MD, Medical Director, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Jerry L. Halverson, MD, Medical Director, Adult Services, Theodore E. Weltzin, MD, Medical Director, Eating Disorder Services, David L. Moulthrop, PhD, President/CEO, Garry D. Anderson, Chair, board of directors Rogers Memorial Hospital
Patients who are currently in the adult acute inpatient, eating disorders inpatient, and child and adolescent inpatient programs will begin using the new facilities in the coming weeks.
The experiential center features a gymnasium, fitness and relaxation rooms, an art therapy studio, and a recreation room. It is already in use.
The ribbon cutting marks the two-thirds completion of a $26.5 million construction project. With the opening of a $6.5 million experiential center, a $12 million inpatient hospitalization center, officials now look forward to opening a $7.5 million residential centers for children and teens this fall.
Established in 1907, Rogers Memorial Hospital is a leader in personalized treatment for anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders and substance-use disorders for children, teens and adults. As a national provider of specialty psychiatry, Rogers’ treatment approach encourages self-empowerment and family involvement. The physicians at Rogers believe that healing involves the whole person – mind, body and spirit. At Rogers, a team of more than 800 professionals, led by board-certified psychiatrists, is dedicated to working with each patient to develop individualized treatment plans to achieve lasting recovery. Rogers is located on 50 acres of woods with a waterfront campus in southeastern Wisconsin.