and Oconomowoc campus Medical Director of Eating
Disorder Recovery Dr. Brad E. R. Smith and Vice
President of Facilities Barb Whitstone discuss the
reconstruction of the main lobby at Rogers Behavioral
Health Oconomowoc Campus.
SUMMIT — Rogers Behavioral
Health is expanding access to residential mental health and
addiction treatment in its southeastern Wisconsin facilities
including in Summit and West Allis.
The expanded facility and programs come at the heels of increasing
waiting lists for mental health treatment, as well as demand for
innovative ways to address the needs of Rogers Behavioral Health
patients, said Brad E. R. Smith, psychiatrist and Oconomowoc campus
medical director of eating disorder recovery.
“I think it’s a reflection of a growing awareness of mental health
issues and a growing acceptance of the value and need for
treatment,” Smith said. “We certainly see continuation in the growth
of demands for our care and that’s what’s reflected here.”
In Summit, considered the Oconomowoc campus, the 9,000-square-foot
expansion adds 62 new residential beds to the existing facility,
which offers care for obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety,
eating disorders, depression and other mood disorders.
The Oconomowoc facility will now offer a trauma recovery program for
adults to address post-traumatic stress disorder and other
trauma-related disorders. The Delafield campus will serve only
adults while adolescent patients will be transferred to a new and
expanded area in the Oconomowoc campus dedicated to the adolescent
eating disorder program, which also offers inpatient recovery.
portion of the second floor contains bedrooms for
adolescents in the Focus Depression Recovery residential
treatment program at Rogers Behavioral Health's
The Focus Depression
Recovery residential program for adults will be expanded
to complement existing programs for adults and
adolescents. A new residential program will be available
for adolescents with OCD, anxiety and depression.
“That’s a program that’s going to continue our strong
work in regards to treatment of depression and behavior
mood issues,” Smith said. “Helping people learn better
ways of coping with their mood regulation issues and
ways of moving forward with their life despite their
West Allis plans include adult residential treatment for
Focus Depression Recovery and for mental health and
addiction recovery. These two programs complement the
existing 12 adolescent residential care beds for mental
health and addiction recovery in West Allis for a total
of 40 residential beds on the campus. West Allis also
has an existing adolescent residential program for
The Summit and West Allis facility addition projects
will be completed during the month of June.
In addition to residential programs, Rogers operates
three inpatient hospitals in Brown Deer, Summit and West
Allis with a total of 205 inpatient beds, according to a