Pittsburgh, PA – DRS Architects: DRUG/ALCOHOL Treatment Facility to Open at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.
This month, UPMC McKeesport Hospital opens a new DeTox unit designed to support the current epidemic of opioid and other drug and alcohol users. More than 300 people celebrated at the Open House provided the first look at this new facility. This 27-bed unit will be the first time that inpatient detox and rehab are in the same unit, located within a hospital and all its services. Patients can move directly from the ER to DeTox and continue their stay for behavioral therapy and medically managed addiction treatment. In addition to the individual rooms, this fresh and bright unit features a wellness room, music room, therapy room and dining room which will support the programs and the people. The simple features of each area provide a safe space those who struggle with depression and other issues associated with addiction.
DRS worked closely with UPMC to create a cost-effective renovation of a former surgical unit which responds to a community needs assessment. It provides the first facility in the region to provide this continuum of care.
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