Middle Tennessee has welcomed several new facilities and colleagues to the area in recent weeks.
Last month, Pinewood Springs, a new joint venture behavioral health hospital in Columbia operated by HCA Healthcare's TriStar Division and Maury Regional Medical Center, hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house. The 60-bed, 49,000-square-foot facility provides acute behavioral healthcare for adolescents (18 beds) and adults (42 beds), including those with psychosis, schizophrenia, and other acute episodes of mental illness; mood disorders including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder; and co-occurring disorders. The hospital provides tailored plans that may include comprehensive assessments, individual and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, physical therapy, therapeutic activities, family therapy, access to 12-step meetings, medical evaluation and management, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, and a treatment "mall" that allows patients to select from numerous skills-based classes. Each program emphasizes assessment, treatment and aftercare to enhance quality of life.
This month, Nashville welcomes Siskin Children's Institute, which has opened a location in the Medical Plaza at 2201 Murphy Ave. The non-profit organization, headquartered in Chattanooga, provides services for children with special needs ranging from developmental pediatrics, early education and intervention, and therapy. Medical services at the Nashville location include developmental diagnosis, treatment, and support for children with special needs in a clinic-based setting led by James Van Decar, MD, FAAP, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience serving children with developmental disabilities. Additionally, the center will offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an evidence-based form of therapy focused on increasing positive behaviors while decreasing unwanted behaviors in children with a developmental disorder or delay, including children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. ABA has been shown to help increase language and communication skills, improve focus, memory, and academic performance, as well as enhance social skills.
On Jan. 29, TriStar Centennial Medical Center cut the ribbon on their new one-million-square-foot parking garage that adds 2,284 parking spaces to serve the 43-acre campus. The eight-level garage includes a pedestrian bridge to allow easy access to the medical center's central tower and garden court.