Size Of Special Unit To Handle Mental Health Emergencies In Escondido Poised To Double
These types of facilities are a growing trend in American health care as medical providers struggle to meet the growing demand for mental health services.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Palomar Health To Double Size Of Psych Stabilization Unit
With its total number of psychiatric beds on locked wards declining, Palomar Health is poised to double the size of a special unit that provides short-term care for those with mental health emergencies. The inland North County hospital operator announced last week that it will partner with a private developer to create a new building next to the emergency department of Palomar Medical Center in west Escondido to house a crisis stabilization unit with enough room for 16 patients, replacing an eight-patient unit which opened in downtown Escondido in July 2016. (Sisson, 11/17)