Vermont Business Magazine Prior to the pandemic, Rutland Regional Medical Center undertook critical PSIU upgrades to comply with safety guidelines and create an updated, more patient-centered psychiatric unit. The PSIU’s $4.1 million renovation celebration will take place on September 14.

“Many of our patients have unique needs and require long hospital stays,” said Lesa Cathcart, RN, PSIU director at Rutland Regional Medical Center. “These renovations will better meet their individual needs and help reduce stress for family and loved ones. The refurbished unit will work more efficiently with soothing features to promote comfort, healing and well-being.

Description and scope of the project:

PSIU, located on the fourth floor of Rutland Regional’s main campus, has undergone a transformation over the past two years. Modifications to the unit include an increase in the number of private rooms for patients, a new nurse’s station, furniture, and regulatory and aesthetic improvements that have helped create a safer, more patient-centered treatment environment. patient and comfortable for patients and their families.

The renovations allowed:

  • An increase in bed capacity with single rooms increasing from 6 to 18, allowing for more flexibility in accepting patients and creating a calmer and quieter environment.
  • Improved patient monitoring and sightlines from the nurses station to improve patient safety.

Project cost: $4.1 million

Project schedule:

PSIU renovation start date: July 2019

Total project completion date: August 2022

When: Wednesday, September 14, 4 p.m.

Where: CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center, Conference Rooms A&B

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What: Celebration of the PSIU renovation campaign with special guests:

  • Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Mental Health
  • Allison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Mental Health
  • Samantha Sweet, Director of Mental Health Services, Vermont Department of Mental Health

Speakers: Claudio Fort, President and CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Dick Courcelle, Campaign Chair and Executive Director of Rutland Mental Health

Lesa Cathcart, RN, PSIU Director, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Emily Hawes, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Mental Health

Directions: Head east on Allen Street, turn right into employee parking lot, follow signs for event parking in gated parking lot near CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center, founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and second largest health care facility in Vermont with a medical staff of 256 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. of the.