Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Our Philosophy & Mission

Our mission and philosophy are what make us who we are. They guide every decision we make and have a direct impact on the quality of care offered at Southwood Hospital.

Our Mission

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital is dedicated to providing quality health, education, and assisted living services to troubled teens and adolescents. Our vision includes planning and thoughtful provision of high-quality care and educational services in a manner that promotes the mental health of patients, families and communities we serve. We believe in responsiveness to patient, employee and organizational needs and maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are committed to providing quality and effective treatment for the populations we serve.

Our Philosophy

A biopsychosocial and developmental framework, incorporating the principles of Cognitive Behavioral, Crisis and Reality theories guide the clinical philosophy of treatment at Southwood. Southwood fosters the belief that children and adolescents with mental health and or / intellectual disability diagnoses can be assisted to develop new skills and an understanding of their problem areas within a safe, therapeutic milieu. This environment provides a therapeutic, structured program, which provides the child and adolescent and their families with an opportunity to gain basic insights into their illness and symptomatology and strengths and / or develop positive strategies and independent living skills.

Southwood’s philosophy includes the assumption that, given the opportunity, all individuals are capable of a level of problem solving and growth. The medical director and clinical leadership of each program provide the leadership for this approach in the context of a strong interdisciplinary approach where accountability of specific areas of treatment is clear but each treatment team member is expected to contribute their observations and recommendations in all aspects of care.

I give Southwood a big thanks — they were the help that I have been looking for. The staff was wonderful!

– Former client