30 Apr A New Model of Emergency Care at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

Studies have shown that the longer someone with mental health needs sits in an emergency room, the more likely they are to get sicker, hurt themselves, or hurt someone else. At St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, patients with psychiatric needs have their own emergency room. The lights are dim and the environment is calm and quiet. Additionally, this separate emergency room allows doctors and nurses to diagnose and treat patients at a faster rate. To learn more about this new model of emergency care that targets mental health, visit NBC Nightly News.