Behavioral Health Gets Expanded Services with the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center – Behavioral Health Addition

Northern Iowa now has a major new facility offering comprehensive behavior health services. An open house on Saturday, June 8 officially launched MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center’s new Behavioral Health Center. RDG, together with our partner BWBR Architects, was pleased to design this major addition to the Mason City MercyOne complex.

The Iowa Chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) says that one in five Iowa adults lives with mental illness. Recognizing this need, MercyOne has greatly expanded its services for people dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues in North Iowa.

The $10.6 million facility, located next to MercyOne’s Emergency Department, features bright, open group therapy spaces and a focus throughout on safety and security for patients as well as staff. The addition houses both inpatient and outpatient services, units specific to general, adolescent and geriatric behavioral health services, transition-training space, and offices and education spaces.

RDG believes that successful healthcare facilities encompass every facet of healing – from welcoming the patient’s support network, nurturing the body and spirit, and giving staff the tools to deliver the best care. We’re pleased to have helped provide such a facility to the residents of northern Iowa.

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