December 3, 2019 (Tulsa, OK) – Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic is offering a sneak peek of their new hospital that will increase access to mental health care in Oklahoma. Parkside’s community open house is scheduled for Monday, December 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Parkside staff will be on hand to provide tours of the new 114,500-square-foot hospital before it opens for patient care next month. The new hospital, located at 1239 S. Trenton Ave., will feature 80 single-occupancy patient rooms for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing acute mental health crises.
“Our vision to expand world-class mental health care is finally coming to fruition,” said Debra Jones, CEO of Parkside. “The new hospital will allow Parkside to increase the number of patients we treat each day and effectively remove barriers to treatment.”
Over the past year, Parkside was unable to serve 486 individuals due to unavailable beds because of patient gender.
“This will serve a critical need for Oklahoma and even surrounding states,” said Darren Sanchez, Parkside’s Assessment and Referral Director. “Currently, our available beds for inpatient admissions are in semi-private rooms and not always open to the gender needs of presenting patients at any given time. However, 80 single-occupancy patient rooms in our new hospital will provide privacy for our patients and expand access to care.”
In addition, the new hospital will offer secure open-air balconies for each inpatient floor and provide enhanced space for groups and recreation.
Parkside’s open house is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To RSVP for the event, please contact Derek Frazier at (918) 586-4251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving the community since 1959, Parkside’s mission is to provide outstanding mental health and support services. Parkside is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and outpatient clinic that has helped those coping with mental health and substance abuse problems since 1959. In 2018, 2,050 patients were admitted, and there were 1,305 patients who received outpatient care.
Parkside’s Assessment and Referral service is located at 1619 E. 13th St. and can be reached 24 hours a day at (918) 588-8888. For more information about Parkside, visit www.parksideinc.org.