Posted: 6/16/2021 / 2:45 PM EDTUpdated: 6/16/2021 / 6:10 PM EDT
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – After a year of construction, Crouse Health opened the Bill and Sandra Pomeroy Treatment Center in Syracuse.
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Located at 2775 Erie Boulevard East, the two-story, 42,000-square-foot facility replaces the 100-year-old former Crouse outpatient facility at 410 South Crouse Avenue.
The New York State Department of Health and the Empire State Development Corporation granted Crouse $ 17 million to fund the purchase of the property and construction. Local individuals and foundations have also donated to support Crouse.
Crouse Health Officials said the new location will allow Crouse to expand the integration of medical services, including primary care, with a holistic, uplifting healing environment that will lead to improved treatment and recovery outcomes for patients.
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Crouse officials say Crouse has seen a significant overall increase in outpatient admissions over the past five years, largely due to increases in opiate use disorders; in 2020 that was 53 percent of all Crouse ATS recordings.
HAPPEN NOW: We will be shown through the brand new building that will house @CrouseHealth’s outpatient addiction treatment program.
It will open on Erie Blvd early next week. E.
What that means for the community in a time of crisis tonight on @ NewsChannel9 pic.twitter.com/5dLZrRNaOw
– Julia LeBlanc (@ JuliaLeBlancNC9) June 16, 2021
The new facility design includes a recreational therapy courtyard, a staff courtyard, extended and separate rehabilitation areas for men and women, a medical suite, a meditation room and multi-purpose rooms for the staff, all interactive and equipped with smartboards.
The building also includes a Life Skills Lab teaching meal preparation, washing tasks, and employability to provide participants with the tools to guide life in recovery.
A number of features of the new location have evolved from a series of focus groups held with patients and staff during the planning process, including the design of the courtyard and works of art for the public space.