Case Studies

Converting Med/Surg to Behavioral Health

As part of a system-wide initiative to broaden its hospitals’ behavioral health services, Bon Secours Mercy Health implemented improvements across several System hospitals. In Paducah, Kentucky, Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital converted a med/surg unit into a dual function adult (19 beds) and geriatric (10 beds) behavioral health unit with support functions serving each population.