UPMC Northwest Behavioral Health Unit Adds Wall Mural to Improve Patient Experience

Beh Health Mural B 2016 (002)

Theresa Edder, Executive Director, Northwest Hospital Foundation; Trisha Rimpa, Behavioral Health Unit Administrator; Deac Mong, Artist

The staff in the Behavioral Health unit at UPMC Northwest have spent years caring for some of the community’s most vulnerable individuals, those who have experienced severe trauma, various types of abuse, addiction, loss, illness and financial strain. Their goal is to look at the whole patient while treating both physical and emotional symptoms.

The recent addition of a large wall mural in the unit enhances the care provided to patients in the Behavioral Health unit on a daily basis.  Because hospital environments can be somewhat sterile and uninviting, the addition of a colorful, interesting focal point can have a major impact of a patient’s mood and treatment success.

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