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Gracie Square Hospital
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When my son got admitted to Gracie Square hospital I read every review I could find. He's discharged for some time now so I'm writing a review to let others like me know about OUR experience. My son was admitted to the 2nd floor. THE GOOD: A lot of the staff were actually not as bad as I expected. Some people stood out like Scott in the medication booth was hilarious. So is bigJohn. They lightened the mood on the unit. Carol, another medication nurse took time to talk to my son about his medication, if you knew my son you would know the amount of patience that requires. Aaron's calm is contagious. Vivian and Meagan are angels. Deborah is... I went to her in tears once and somehow ended up laughing and feeling much better. Theres something about how she looks at you and talks to you- some kind of sorcery. Christine music therapist is sweet and talented, a favorite of a lot of patients. Dr. Spencer is kind and knowledgeable. Social workers actually do their jobs. The food was served hot and tasted better than at other hospitals. Visiting hours are 11:30am- 8pm every day! THE BAD: PHONES!!! Patients answer the phones in the dining room. Sometimes the staff answer the phones rudely. The patients are extremely BORED. The day time is packed but everyone just stares at the walls for most of the evenings. These adults need more than coloring and music. No one should need an order for ginger ale. I mean, come on! My son says he felt shut in at times like the place itself was driving him crazy- defeating the purpose. Doctors should see patients more often. I heard a lot of complaints about patients not being seen for days. I'm not sure how accurate that is but it should be looked into. More food choices, especially for those on special diets. Some privacy during visits would be nice. Some of the patients are very intrusive and it can be uncomfortable. WHAT TO KNOW: Find out what you can bring before bringing anything. No clothing with strings, not too much food because they don't store food, only 2 visitors at a time and all visitors have to be 18 and older. Oh and they check everything you bring up there TWICE. Also, unless you want a well-worded explanation from Deborah, no sharing of outside food with other patients.
Isabella Martin, 1 year ago
My hospital stay was great except I didn't like the night nurses they don't want to nothing for you so they need new night nurses but other then that it's a good hospital.
Jennifer Lo, 1 year ago
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420 East 76th Street, New York, New York 10021
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Situated in New York, New York, Gracie Square Hospital has treatment options for those who are seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction.
Addiction is a progressive disease of the mind that will continue to get worse with time if it goes untreated. It will continue to worsen without the help of a recovery program. It’s important that those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol seek the help of Gracie Square Hospital in order to regain the life that has become lost to addiction.
Through a thorough patient evaluation, addicts who attend treatment at Gracie Square Hospital can get a personalized treatment plan made. The assessment is intended to depict the severity of the addiction as well as to learn more about the individual themselves. This way, a comprehensive treatment program can be put in place in order to reap the desired result; that being long-lasting abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
Throughout the patient’s time in treatment at Gracie Square Hospital, the addict will learn new vital coping mechanisms and trigger management skills. These will help the addict adapt to a new life that is free of substance abuse when they reenter society. Since many addicts relapse, it is inherently important that they avoid certain settings or social circles that will pressure them to use.
At Gracie Square Hospital, we believe that all addicts have the courage within to overcome their drug and alcohol addiction. Through the constant support of counselors and professional advisors working with addict’s daily, recovery is possible. Despite how long one has been an addict for, recovery is still absolutely attainable. Treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach and at Gracie Square Hospital, treating each patient with individuality is of utmost importance.
Breaking the vicious cycle of addiction is tough, but with professional counselors and effective treatment options in place, sobriety is closer than it seems. Get in touch with Gracie Square Hospital today at www.Nygsh.Org to learn more about how recovery can help pave a new life path. When the final level of sustained sobriety is reached, a feeling of contentment will ensue and this is something to be extremely proud of.