The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH), as the state mental health authority, inspects inpatient mental health facilities every two years for re-licensure. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s inpatient psychiatric unit, 2 South, was recently inspected and its license has been renewed for the next two years.
“This is a terrific reflection of the dedication and superlative clinical expertise of the entire 2 South professional and support staff,” says Chief of Psychiatry John Fromson, MD. “We received commendation for innovative group therapeutics, collaborative approaches to care with excellent documentation, and best practice neurotherapeutics.”
During the site visit, DMH surveyors conducted a walk-through to examine the environment of care and reviewed medical records, staffing, policies and procedures, as well as Human Resources and medical staff credentialing files. The surveyors did make a few recommendations on how to improve the quality of care, but none were regulatory in nature.
“The successful outcome was the result of the devoted efforts of colleagues on 2 South, the entire BWH/BWFH Department of Psychiatry and the administrative and professional staff of Brigham Health who have given unconditional support to our work,” says Dr. Fromson.
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