May 9, 2023 – Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital is opening six additional behavioral health unit beds this month to enhance community access to these vital services.
Additional beds were added to the behavioral health rooms, creating double occupancy in several rooms if needed.
The inpatient rooms provide a safe resource to community members needing behavioral health treatment when they are at the highest risk of trauma.
These six new inpatient beds are in addition to the existing Behavioral Health Access Center at St. George Regional Hospital, which serves as an emergency room type center for mental well-being crises. These access centers operate 24/7, and are staffed with nurses, mental health crisis counselors and psychiatrists, and offer a 23-hour stabilization period for patients.