Clarion Psych ceremony

THE FINAL BEAM was put in place last week as part of the ongoing expansion project at the Clarion Psychiatric Center in Monroe Township. The 36-bed expansion is expected to be completed this fall.

CLARION – Clarion Psychiatric Center (CPC) held a beam raising ceremony on Jan. 31 to celebrate its 36-bed expansion project.

The ceremony took place at Two Hospital Drive in Clarion. Staff and community stakeholders were able to sign their names to the beam and be a part of the new structure. CPC’s slogan is embedded on the beam in bold letters: “We Treat our Patients Like Family.”

“At CPC we provide each of our patients with the care we would expect for ourselves or our loved ones,” said CEO Michael Post. “The responsibility of providing superior care is something we take very seriously. It is why we hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality, accountability and service excellence, to ensure we are delivering the most effective care available today.”

The expansion will provide additional beds to serve and care for children, adolescents and adults with acute psychiatric symptoms. The beam raising ceremony marked the construction of the expansion of the existing 76-bed facility. Upon completion, the facility will have a total of 112 beds as well as a new conference center for mental health trainings for treatment providers in the region. The expansion project will add 72 employees to CPC’s existing 150-person staff.

Improving access to behavioral health services is an identified community need and top priority for CPC. The expansion will help address the demand for mental health services in Clarion and surrounding counties.

The expansion project was designed by Johnson Johnson Crabtree Architects, PC, with Deangelis Diamond as the construction manager. The total project cost will be $12 million and it is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.

Clarion Psychiatric Center has been providing inpatient psychiatric treatment for the past 30 years at the Monroe Township location. The inpatient units provide care to patients from over 50 counties in Pennsylvania.

Clarion Psychiatric Center has been named a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” for Hospital-Based Inpatient Psych. This award recognizes excellence in performance on accountability measures that are linked to improving the quality of care for the patients served.

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