Miami Hospital’s senior adult mental health unit to close in May

Miami Hospital’s senior adult mental health unit to close in May
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Release from Integris Miami Hospital

INTEGRIS Miami Hospital will close its senior adult mental health unit, known as Generations, on May 31, 2019.

Sometimes it is necessary to consolidate or eliminate local services that are not being utilized in order to expand or provide other services with higher demand.

Over the past couple of years, the Generations unit at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital has averaged only seven patients per day. This is not a high enough volume to continue to dedicate the amount of space and staffing required to keep the unit operational.

The people of northeast Oklahoma needing this type of care will be well served by inpatient facilities in both Joplin and Vinita, as well as telehealth services offered at various nursing homes in the area.

Care coordination plans for the few patients affected are underway, and impacted employees are being offered the opportunity to fill vacant positions within the system for which they are qualified.