OCONOMOWOC – Rogers
Memorial Hospital on Monday announced the opening of
Wisconsin’s only 13-bed inpatient eating disorders unit
dedicated to children and adolescents.
The unit, according to a Rogers statement, strengthens the
hospital’s adolescent eating disorders services and is one
of the few programs nationally that accepts children as
young as 8 years old.
“We are delighted to open this unit at Rogers’ Oconomowoc
campus, with the plan of treating the wide spectrum of
childhood and adolescent feeding and eating disorders such
as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating
disorder,” said Tracey Cornella-Carlson, medical director of
child and adolescent services. “In addition, our patients
will benefit from our ability to treat co-occurring anxiety
disorders often seen at this age, thanks to experts we can
access right here on campus.”
The new inpatient area provides a patient-centered
environment where children and adolescents will learn more
about eating disorders and work through treatment, the
The area includes five single rooms and four double rooms
and has a dining area, motion sensors to help monitor
patients with obsessive or compulsive exercise tendencies, a
sun porch group room for light movement or stretching groups
and therapeutic family meals.
The new unit completes the relocation of child and
adolescent eating disorders inpatient care, which moved in
2012 from Rogers’ West Allis campus to Oconomowoc.