(GLENDORA, CA – December 2, 2019) – Glendora Oaks Behavioral
Health Hospital hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, November 18,
2019 to celebrate its new name and focus on behavioral health services.
The hospital, originally established as Glendora Community Hospital in
1958 to serve Glendora and neighboring communities, has completed the
transition to a behavioral health facility, focusing on senior inpatient
behavioral health care. The hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, is
now operating as Glendora Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital.
To commemorate this transition, the facility welcomed local leaders, including
Glendora Mayor Judy Nelson, Chamber of Commerce President Joe Cina, and
community member guests for a morning of celebration and thanks honoring
all who have supported the hospital as it has transformed to meet a vital
community need for behavioral health services.
“As the only inpatient geriatric psychiatric facility in the East
San Gabriel Valley, we provide a crucial safety net service to the vulnerable
and growing population of seniors,” said Parrish Scarboro, Glendora
Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital Chief Executive Officer.
Glendora Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital provides both voluntary and involuntary
admissions with a focus on general senior psychiatric care for people
with conditions such as acute depression, suicidal tendencies, dementia
and Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and schizophrenia.
Through coordination between our neighboring primary care facilities,
the facility hopes to improve the overall patient experience and quality
of care as they continue to grow their behavioral health services.
“As you may know, Los Angeles County has only 22.7 psychiatric beds
to serve 4.3 percent of adults suffering from a mental illness when the
national target is a minimum of 50 beds per 100,000 residents. We are
here to help change those statistics,” said Cyrus Nasserian, MD,
Glendora Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital’s Chief of Staff.
Furthermore, the facility is designed to be a calming atmosphere that thoughtfully
incorporates natural lighting, makes use of scientific knowledge around
the impact of color on mood and thought, and importantly incorporates
patient safety features to prevent self-harm. The facility will feature
state-of-the-art inpatient services utilizing the newest technology to
keep patients comfortable while administering treatment during their stay.
The hospital is opening its beds to patients in phases, beginning with
21 inpatient beds currently available, with more added over time. The
second phase adds an additional 23 inpatient beds to serve approximately
1,700 patients annually. “We know that Los Angeles County is in
dire need of hospital beds for mental health care patients and we are
honored to be part of the solution to increase the number of mental health
beds in the county,” said Teena Auhja, Vice President of Behavioral
Health Services for Prime Healthcare.
Glendora Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital looks forward to opening its doors
for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour to showcase progress in the spring.
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About Glendora Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital:
Founded in 1958, Glendora Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital, a member of
Prime Healthcare, is a not-for-profit behavioral health hospital offering
expertise and advanced inpatient services that leverages the latest research
and clinical best practices to aid seniors who are struggling with mental
health conditions. We provide quality behavioral healthcare to the elderly
in our community with individualized planning and ongoing recovery support.
For more information, visit glendoraoaks.com.