|Address:||300 South St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA|
My husband 52 years old is currently a patient there. This is his 5+ admission to just this facility. Approx. 20 admits over the past year alone. Not even 24 hour after he was admitted I got a call from "his social worker" who wanted to inform me that she had to get HIS PERMISSION to call me and make me aware that he threatened to kill me in the ER and during transport to the facility.I am an RN of 42 years, she is a mandated reporter. She HAD to call me and make me aware. The reason for the call was he had requested to be moved to the dual diagnosis unit which is an unlocked unit. Ok he just got there and was suicidal the police called me and homicidal . He wanted to be able to smoke thats why the transfer. I got a restraining order that I cannot continue because I am too sick to get back to the court. Then she asked me if he was still getting his mail at my house. SERIOUSLY this is going to help his insanity how? She asked nothing about his history. What a joke. He just wants to know. Every time he goes in for treatment which is once a month when his disability check runs out and released on more very serious meds that he should not have a license to be driving while on and he abuses them every time and sells them. He plays the game to get these meds. Overprescribed is an understatement. And the psych follow up at Northeast Counseling is beyond atrocious. I have already reported them. We the tax payers pay for these respites, haircuts, laundry and great meals I hear. This is why the opiod crisis. This is why mental health, shootings and suicides continue to rise. The sick ones need help but the providers are to blame.
I have only seen one consistancy with this hospital and its the negligence bestowed upon its patients. From articals to reviews from patients, employees, local residents, and patient loved ones reporting the lack of staff, underqualified professionals, the flakiness of keeping track of patients and the laziness of supervision. Multiple deaths have occured due to the negligance of this hospital as well as break outs and local resident home intrusions. How long will the facility be able to bribe there way out of improper patient care? When will the residents of brookline be able to feel safe in their neighborhood? When too many tragedies occur? Why has the state of massachusettes not take the proper action? This is a place where patients undergoing drug and psychiatric treatment are supposed to feel safe confound in the walls of this facility but what is there to feel safe about with lack of security and underqualified "professionals". This is not justice for people who are in real need of help. Hopefully enough action can be taken to either get this facility to the real standard of what is needed for these patients of just shut down all together.
as my first time being hospitalized and in need of a dual-diagnosis treatment, i was promised to be taken care of... only to be put out on the street 8 days in because "mass health said so". on my knees, BEGGING to be placed at an inpatient rehabilitation program and was thrown out to the street with a piece of paper naming ONE HOMELESS SHELTER. no help whatsoever, all they did was begin another downfall in my life. social worker was fresh out of college, very sweet demeanor - professional even - but so inexperienced that now months later with all the information ive learned on programs.. she should not have been on her own. i was taken off a medication and not tapered at all after being on it for years, which led a trip to the emergency room where i almost died. who throws someone on the street thats BEGGING for help and admitting a need to be locked up?! no detox, no nothing. DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE WHO IS NEW TO THE PROCESS OF GETTING SOBER. maybe if you already know the ropes, the staff is pleasant, some more than others. but here i am 6 months later still struggling because i never got the help i needed.
The psychiatrists seem to be the most professional and ethical people in this private hospital. The other professionals like RNs and supervisors that dont work directly with patients are questionable and quick to address problems by immediately sending patients to emergency rooms in larger hospitals. I was also not a patient and was put in a room with three people who immediately diagnosed me by what I discussed with them without talking to my own doctors or discussing things further with me (as a non-patient). I would suggest other hospitals for better care and for people who take their jobs more seriously in the way of admitting and treating.
I definitely wouldnt call my week experience here the worst, but it surely wasnt the best. There were staff who were kind and genuine, along with staff that would sit there and noticeably laugh at other patients. We were however, allowed smoke breaks which really was nice. It was the only thing to really look forward to during the day because to me the "groups" were more like arts and crafts. I was waiting for someone to bust out the macaroni and string... When I returned home, it felt very strange. Almost like Bournewood actually did more damage than good. All I have to say is that I hope I never have to return!
It was awful. No one did A THING for me. At all. It was like no one watched us... We were minors... There was cutting and purging and restricting going on while there. Clearly going on. They did nothing. Said I still wanted to kill myself and they sent me home the next day.
awful facility. especially dr. hart. had something called "interpersonal" where they would put all the suicidal kids in a room to talk to each other, but coping skills were strictly not allowed. absolutely stupid. never send anyone here.
Cant recommend the Adolescent Inpatient Program. The head psychiatrist, Dr. Hart, is extremely strange, and struggles to figure out when to be serious and when to appeal to the sarcasm and cynicism of his teenage patience.
Had to stay here for a few days. Staff was very professional and helpful. If I have to be hospitalized again, I will request that I be sent to Bournewood. The experience was much, much better than I expected it to be.
Awesome place staff and people are just great. I was in Emerson #2 duel dinosios. Here are some pictures of this place Outside, and inside of the white house The I.O.P call them for help. They saved my life. !!!!
Horrible horrible place. Please do not place your loved one here. They admitted my grandson had an illness yet dropped him off at the T Station before any treatment plan was put into place.
This hosptial has the worst place to center youths unhelpful most of the are staff unhelpful and the Dr. Doesnt. Return phone. Give it was one star was over rating it.
Place offered no hope, staff treated everyone with little to no respect. Seeing as there is nothing good to say... Ill leave it at that, you can imagine the rest.
i had a really nice stay in the adolescent impatient program and all the staff members were super kind and professional