RAPID CITY, S.D. — Monument Health introduced Thursday their plan to assist the county’s Crisis Stabilization Unit presently beneath development in Rapid City.
$1 million, unfold out over 4 years, helps fill the hole in funding already approved by the state legislature.
It’s a public-private partnership designed to assist the group and fill the necessity for native psychological well being providers.
While Monument Health does function a 50-plus-bed behavioral well being hospital, they’re usually full, that means individuals who want care get despatched throughout the state and away from household.
“So this retains our households, our sufferers, the folks we care about nearer to residence, after which they will have their continued outpatient remedy right here in this group,” says Paulette Davidson, Monument Health’s president and CEO.
The heart may even assist divert site visitors from native emergency rooms, and take the stress off police to deal with psychological well being crises.
“Law enforcement will be capable to take people that want psychological well being assist on to the brand new West River Crisis Stabilization Unit, which is essential,” Davidson says. “They gained’t need to take them to considered one of our emergency departments until they’ve a medical want.”
The Crisis Stabilization Unit is about to be full by the top of this 12 months, and can serve not solely Pennington County, however 10 surrounding counties in western South Dakota.