Highlands is a locally owned and operated hospital in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Ours is located in a uniquely beautiful setting, situated amongst the picturesque Laurel Mountains in the Southwestern part of the state. We offer a broad spectrum of health care services, and two, 24-hour behavioral health programs. Highlands Hospital is the only behavioral facility in Fayette County to provide inpatient care to adolescents as well as adults, and we are particularly dedicated to offering personalized health care that address the whole person.
Care For Every Stage of Life
The in-patient behavioral health programs at Highlands are designed to meet the needs of individuals during two distinctive points in life. Tranquility at Highlands is a 19-bed, secured in-patient adolescent and adult behavioral health unit, serving patients between the ages of 14 and 64.
Reflections at Highlands
Reflections at Highlands is a behavioral health unit which concentrates upon the needs of the geriatric community. The secured, 12-bed in-patient unit serves patients ages 65 and over. Both programs administer daily curriculums which have been developed by seasoned health care professionals. Tranquility and Reflections at Highlands place an emphasis on patients’ active participation in the recovery process.
Tranquility at Highlands
The Tranquility behavioral health unit at Highlands accepts patients between the ages of 14 and 64 with any behavioral disorder. We understand that those in the Tranquility program are experiencing some of the most monumental times of their lives, and we make great strides to provide them with an expertly-devised curriculum that takes this into consideration. Our professionals consider not only the developmental needs of their patients, but also their physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Age-specific therapy and evaluation is applied to patients in Tranquility at Highlands, given the wide range of ages in the program. The treatment is broken into two distinct platforms, both of which focus on the respective needs of our varied patient population.
Extended Care Behavioral Health Unit
EAC (Serenity) CONTACT INFORMATION
Social Worker: Jodi Higinbotham 724-626-2282 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit Director: Susan Mongell 724-626-2258 | email@example.com
Nursing Station: 724-626-2470
Unit fax: 724-620-5468
Highlands Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a newly renovated Extended Acute Care Behavioral Health Unit. It is the only Extended Acute Care Behavioral Health treatment center in the county and takes a holistic approach to healing for the mind, body and soul of all patients. The program is under the medical direction of Ryan J. Wakim, MD, and managed by Susan Mongell, RN, Director of Behavioral Health Services.
Highlands Hospital has proudly served the Behavioral Health needs of the community for over 30 years. “We are grateful for the financial support from Westmoreland County Behavioral Health/Developmental Services. We also thank Beacon Health Options and Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration said John Andursky, chief executive officer. This approach provides transitional services for individuals who will benefit from a longer length of stay than acute inpatient behavioral health hospitalization. We are proud to offer this holistic approach that helps the patient “feel at home” while keeping a safe environment for their treatment. We anticipate staffing needs of 30 additional employees.”
This newly Extended Acute Care Unit consists of 14 beds of which there are 4 private rooms and 5 semiprivate rooms. According to Susan Mongell, “the renovated unit has a warm, welcoming, relaxed feel from the moment you step through the door. Patients will experience healing modalities such as drum circles, music therapy, and art therapy to name a few. Concentration on a making a smooth transition back to daily life and meeting specific needs at this point in their lives is a big part of the treatment.”
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