Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
Providence VAMC Continues To Modernize, Opening New Inpatient Mental Health Unit
The Providence VA Medical Center opened its new Inpatient Mental Health Unit on Wednesday, September 15. The new inpatient mental health unit, located on the facility's fourth floor, consists of approximately 11,500 square feet of space, to include 21 beds. All the patient rooms on the new unit have either one or two beds as well as an adjacent bathroom, thereby offering increased privacy and security, particularly for women Veterans. The new unit has specially-designed fixtures, furniture, doors, and windows that reduce the risk of injury, while increasing patient comfort. The new unit also has a warm decor, flexible community rooms, and expanded staff conferencing capabilities; several rooms have been specially outfitted to accommodate Veterans with medical care needs. The Providence VA Medical Center continues to modernize its infrastructure to provide eligible Veterans with the comprehensive brand of care they deserve. Some recent additions and enhancements include a new Research Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, a new 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Imaging Unit Suite, a second Audiology Suite co-located with the New Bedford Community Based Outpatient Clinic, as well as facade repair, installation of a new fire alarm system, upgrades to electrical wiring, and several other infrastructure improvements to make the Medical Center safer, more efficient, and greener.