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Madison, WI: Psych hospital to expand available beds for children

May 10, 2018, Channel 3000, Madison, WI: Meriter to expand mental health services for children, teens https://www.channel3000.com/news/meriter-to-expand-mental-health-services-for-children-teens/740487013 Meriter announced Wednesday it will invest more than $11 million to improve behavioral health services aimed at children and teens in the area. The organization plans to add 10 inpatient beds to the UnityPoint Health – Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry hospital, as well as critical outpatient services for kids and teens, according to a release. … The current hospital has 20 inpatient beds and turns away hundreds of children during the school year due to the lack of available beds, according to the release. Meriter plans to improve the functionality of the existing space by assigning its current 20 beds to adolescent care and adding 10 beds specifically for children. …