Inpatient Services

Psychiatric Hospitalization

On August 14, 2007, with the assistance of many staff, ancillary services and an outside moving service, the Inpatient Unit was relocated to 1535 Provident Drive, in Warsaw, Indiana. The new two story building main level is 3,200 square feet and beautifully decorated. The unit has another 3,200 square feet of space on the lower level that comprises some office space, but also some undeveloped areas for future growth. The Inpatient Unit is Joint Commission Accredited and a licensed 16 bed facility, with private, semi-private and handicapped accessible accommodations with a four bed overflow.

Meal preparation is contracted through Kosciusko Community Hospital Food Service and served by the staff of the Inpatient Unit, with the patient's dietary needs monitored by a licensed dietitian. The kitchen on the Inpatient Unit is fully equipped with the latest industrial strength equipment, and a pantry which allows the Inpatient Unit to maintain their food service schedule in case of an emergency.

The Inpatient Unit is staffed at a 5:1 ratio with caring and skilled nurses and Mental Health Technicians. The Inpatient Unit also offers goal-oriented groups and activities throughout the day that are tailored to the needs of the unit population that are lead by our in-house Life Skills Coordinator.

Other amenities offered by this beautiful new addition of the Inpatient Unit include a comfortable and spacious lobby and waiting area, family consultation rooms; accommodations for law enforcement and emergency personnel, as well as spacious and secure private patio for the exclusive use of our patients.

The Inpatient Unit primarily serves an adult population. It also provides chemical detoxification services.

Information and Answers to Your Concerns and Questions: The information provided on this page is designed to answer questions and to address concerns individuals may have regarding the admission, treatment and discharge of clients on the Inpatient Unit. Our professionally trained staff consists of registered nurses, mental health technicians, an activity therapist, a psychiatrist, a social worker and a director, all of whom work closely with Bowen Center's outpatient team of mental health professionals.

Admission: The process of admission to the Bowen Center's Inpatient Unit includes a nursing assessment, physical examination, psychiatric evaluation and social history. The information obtained will be used in developing a treatment plan for the client's stay. When it is necessary to admit a client against his or her will, a court order will be obtained. This is done in the best interest of the client and to protect him/her during a crisis. If it is determined during the admission process that the client is an elopement risk or in danger of harming himself or others, the physician may order the individual to wear hospital gowns as clients at risk are less likely to elope when in hospital gowns. (Personal clothing will be returned to the client when he/she is no longer at risk.)

Treatment: During this time, the staff will be working with the client to achieve the goals that have been identified on his/her individual treatment plans. The identified goals will be attained through various groups and one-to-one interventions with the activity therapist and nursing staff. These interventions will focus on helping clients develop more effective coping strategies, improve their self-concept, and encourage social interaction. During the course of treatment, it may also be necessary for the client to take medication. When medication is prescribed, the nursing staff will provide educational material explaining what the medication is for, how and when it should be taken and any side effects that may occur.

Questions or Concerns: The inpatient psychiatrist and nursing staff will be glad to help answer questions or concerns regarding medications, progress, treatment and discharge follow up. Your input is valuable and significant to the client's recovery process. Therefore, any information you have that may be beneficial in this process would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation: Our visiting hours are:

Monday–Friday: 6:30–7:30 pm Saturday and Sunday: 1:00–3:00 pm and 6:30–7:30 pm

Family/Caregiver Educational Opportunities: Tuesday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Thursday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Saturday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Director of In-Patient Unit, Catherine Southworth, BSN

In-patient staff phone: (574) 267-7169 or toll-free at 1-800-342-5653 Pay phone for client use: (574) 269-9749

Visitation is contingent on a client's condition.