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The Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital. 2131 South 17 th Street Wilmington, NC 28401 (910)343-7787. Contact Information…. ~Karen Jefferson-Clinical Education Specialist Phone: (910) 815-5477 ~Michelle Hern-Volunteer Coordinator for NHRMC Phone: (910) 343-7704.

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the oaks behavioral health hospital

The Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital

2131 South 17th Street

Wilmington, NC 28401


contact information
Contact Information…

~Karen Jefferson-Clinical Education Specialist

Phone: (910) 815-5477

~Michelle Hern-Volunteer Coordinator for NHRMC

Phone: (910) 343-7704

about the oaks
About The Oaks…
  • The Oaks is the psychiatric hospital located on the New Hanover Regional Medical Center campus.
  • The Oaks provides inpatient and outpatient services for adults (18 & up)
  • The Oaks is licensed and accredited by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
history of the oaks
History of The Oaks…
  • The Oaks was opened in 1987.
  • No one knows anything else.
about the oaks cont d
About the Oaks, cont’d…
  • Mission Statement: NHRMC is a team-centered, value-focused, teaching provider of health care to all in need of its services.
  • Funding-Medicare, Medicaid, personal insurance, donations, Federal funding.
inpatient units
Inpatient Units…
  • Behavioral Medicine (30 beds): Offers structured treatment in a secure and safe environment for a broad range of psychiatric disorders.
  • Dual Diagnosis (22 beds): Offers treatment for chemical addiction, in addition to affective disorders and/or other psychiatric needs.
  • Progressive (10 beds): This unit offers treatment for those who are experiencing acute crisis and issues of affective disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
other services offered
Other Services offered…
  • Triage and screening services: Assessments are done to determine the need of mental health services.
  • ECT/Shock Therapy: For patients who fail to respond to other treatment and may benefit from this treatment.
  • Partial Hospitalization: 20 hour/week program where patients receive treatment during the day and return home for the evenings/weekends.
my duties at the oaks
My duties at The Oaks…
  • Observation
  • Sit in on/participate in Group Therapy
  • Participate in Art Therapy
  • Interact with patients during gym/outside time (ping-pong, basketball, pool, exercise, croquet)
  • Help put data in the computer
  • Help with trays at dinner/record how much the patients eat (in %)
  • Talked with patients one-on-one
  • Help during cigarette breaks
my duties cont d
My Duties, cont’d…
  • Some clerical work (punching holes in staff evaluations & filing them, making copies)