©2010 Bob Foster
Nancy’s Corner: Keep Hope Alive!
Memorial Mental Health

Opening up MemorialCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness

I am honored to serve as an ambassador for the Community Hospital Long Beach and I was invited to their MemoricalCare Center for Mental Health & Wellness ribbon-cutting ceremony. A hospital so committed to mental health doesn’t happen very often, but the special people at Community Hospital Long Beach realized the need and made it a reality.


It’s important to have this center in our community and a hospital that recognizes mental health goes hand in hand with physical health. For example, did you know that people with depression are more at risk to suffer a heart attack or stroke?


In addition to the new partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program and the psychiatric outpatient clinic, the Center for Mental Health & Wellness offers a 28-bed psychiatric acute inpatient treatment program, a geriatric psychiatry program and one of the region’s perinatal mood and anxiety disorder programs with both inpatient and outpatient care.


After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the staff asked guests to take a photo and write something inspirational on the six-foot wall that symbolized Community Hospital Long Beach’s commitment to mental health care in Long Beach. I wrote, “Keep Hope Alive! Where there is hope, there is life!”


I am so appreciate for everyone involved who made this day possible!

Memorial Center for Mental Health & Wellness



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