Behavioral Health Unit


The Summit - Behavioral Health Unit

Behavioral Health Unit

Hocking Valley Community Hospital offers comprehensive psychiatric services for our senior citizens through our Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). The Summit focuses on treatment of psychiatric disorders and dementia related diagnosis through a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary team approach. The goal of The Summit team is to provide excellent care which promotes an improved quality of life for patients and their families.

Patient goals are achieved through:

  • A comprehensive inpatient treatment plan that includes evaluations from an expert team of professionals.
  • The treatment team will include the psychiatrist, an internal medicine doctor, nurses, dietitian, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker and activity therapist.
  • The treatment plan will address individual needs such as life transitions, losses, signs and symptoms of mental illness (i.e. hallucinations, excessive worry, stress and depression.)
  • Groups will be provided daily which include such topics as life skill training, coping skills, medication education, stress reduction, therapeutic exercise, processing, music therapy and relaxation techniques.

The Summit team firmly believes that family involvement is as important as medication and treatment; therefore, families are encouraged to become part of the treatment team. Each family is provided a weekly opportunity to meet with the treatment team (including the psychiatrist) to ask questions and address concerns regarding their loved one. Families will also become part of the discharge team. Soon after admission the family will be contacted by the Social Worker at which time a discharge plan will be initiated. This discharge plan will evolve and take shape during the patient’s admission.

The Summit team will provide education on what to expect during the admission, the patient’s condition, current treatment, and discharge plans. At the time of discharge a complete after care plan will be provided to assist with continuation of care needs after discharge.

Our community is important to us and the mental wellness of our geriatric population is our priority. We welcome all inquiries as to how we can assist you or your loved one.

The Summit team – 740-380-8265. (Pictured: Max Haque, M.D. and Pramoda Fatehchand, P.A.)