Woman’s Opens Louisiana’s First Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Woman’s Hospital has opened Louisiana’s first inpatient mental health unit solely dedicated to serving the specialized needs of pregnant and postpartum women. “As the largest provider of maternity care for women in Louisiana, it’s our responsibility to address all aspects of perinatal health. By meeting the needs of women experiencing pregnancy or postpartum-related mental health conditions, Woman’s Hospital advances our mission of improving the health of women and infants,” says Rene Ragas, president and CEO of Woman’s. The 10-bed unit at Woman’s allows mothers time with their newborns, as their condition permits, which is a critical step in the healing process and allows them to be among others facing similar challenges. womans.org

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