Penn Highlands Mon Valley Showcases CNX Foundation Substance

Recovery Unit During Open House

PH Mon Valley CNX Ribbon Cutting

This fall, Penn Highlands Mon Valley is opening the new CNX Foundation Substance Recovery Unit on the seventh floor of the hospital. The progressive unit is the first and only Level 4.0 inpatient withdrawal and treatment facility in Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette and Greene counties. Level 4.0 treatment facilities are for patients who require more specialized care with the support of a full acute-care hospital. It will provide a 3.7 Bio Medically enhanced level of care which is the first of its kind in Western Pennsylvania. It will provide a continuum of care for people with medical conditions.

“Our goal has always been to provide the people in this region with the highest quality healthcare so they do not have to travel far when they need care,” said Peter J. Adamo, Penn Highlands Healthcare Regional Market President – Southwestern Region who also serves as President of Penn Highlands Mon Valley. “The new unit will provide treatment and rehabilitation for people through the first stage of substance withdrawal to help transition them to the next phase of their journey to recovery.”

The CNX Substance Recovery Unit offers highly specialized care to medically manage patients with dignity and respect. The unit includes:

  • A safe, secure and supportive environment.
  • Fourteen private and spacious inpatient rooms.
  • Seven ligature resistant rooms.
  • Two ADA rooms.
  • Two isolation/negative pressure rooms.
  • Twenty-four hour access to the hospitalists, Emergency Department, Cardiac Care Unit, Behavioral Health Unit, Medical Imaging and Lab at Penn Highlands Mon Valley.
  • Private Consultation Rooms.
  • Comfortable Group Therapy Rooms.
  • An Activity Dining Room for socialization.
  • A Quiet Activity Room for meditation, reading, etc.
  • A Family Interaction Room with video conferencing access.
  • A “no barriers” Admissions Facilitator Liaison working in collaboration with community

Karin P. Pfingstler, Fund Development System Executive Director for Penn Highlands Healthcare, described the level of dedication that it took to see this project come to fruition.

“The commitment is evident by the tremendous amounts of time and energy, planning and developing and donor support for this much needed service to our patients. The CNX Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Senator Camera Bartolotta, US Representative Guy Reschenthaler, Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc., Northwest Behavioral Health Partnerships, Inc. and the Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc., have all contributed financially to the success of this effort and we are very appreciative.”

A ribbon-cutting event was held on August 17 followed by an Open House attended by members of the community as well as government and civic leaders. Those in attendance received tours of the unit, free giveaway items and refreshments.