MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center was known as Saint Francis Hospital until 2014. Saint Francis Hospital was founded in 1914 by physicians in New York, with the help of the local Sisters of St. Francis of Hastings from the upstate village of Hastings-on-Hudson. The hospital’s 100-year history began with five dollars and the assistance of Catholic Women’s organizations who made the bed linens. Today, MidHudson manages The Turning Point program, which provides inpatient treatment, day rehabilitation and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for alcohol, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Accommodations and Food
MidHudson’s detox and inpatient units are in a hospital setting. The detox unit, which holds 10 beds, is, like its 44-bed inpatient counterpart, on a well-lit clinical floor with clients sharing double-occupancy rooms. There is a common area for reading, board games, and relaxation.
Food prepared by hospital staff and overseen by a dietitian. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.
Treatment and Staff
The Turning Point offers detox in its own unit of the hospital. Patients receive care from medical staff to safely withdraw from chemicals including alcohol, opiates, prescription drugs, designer drugs and benzodiazepines. The staff include counselors who work with patients after detox to plan for aftercare before they are discharged from the hospital.
The MICA Program, part of the inpatient facility, is available for patients with co-occurring disorders. Patients attend individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling, crisis intervention counseling, psychopharmacology education sessions, relapse prevention and anger management sessions to address mental illness and chemical dependency. Treatment at The Turning Point is based on the 12-step model of recovery.
Inpatient treatment takes place in a hospital setting. Clients work with counselors certified by the New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to form individualized treatment programs. IOP services run for five days out of the week. Clients are given psychiatric evaluations and medication under the supervision of medical staff. Clients focus on individual therapy, family counseling and relapse prevention. The Day Rehabilitation Program also runs for five days a week, three of which overlap with the IOP program. There is a specialized Women’s IOP that runs four days a week.
Clients who are expectant mothers and those experiencing post-partum depression have access to licensed counselors and doctors to address chemical dependency through psychiatric care, individual therapy, group therapy and educational sessions.
The Turning Point offers assistance for Spanish speakers, ASL and other hearing impaired clients.
MidHudson Regional Hospital continues Saint Francis Hospital’s tradition of affordable, quality treatment through modern programs like The Turning Point. Patients can find several levels of rehabilitation during early recovery, followed by counseling on sustainable sober practices.
MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
The Turning Point: Inpatient Program
241 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
29 N Hamilton St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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