ABOUT STORMONT VAIL HEALTH
With its flagship hospital in Topeka, Kan., Stormont Vail Health is an integrated, nonprofit healthcare network that provides inpatient and outpatient-based psychiatric treatment for adults, seniors, and youth, as well as a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adults. Stormont Vail Health specializes in treating psychiatric conditions, though the facility also addresses issues of substance abuse as it affects mental health.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, patients first undergo an initial psychiatric assessment to identify primary psychiatric issues and develop an individualized treatment plan. If necessary, Stormont Vail Health provides crisis intervention and short-term stabilization services for individuals who may be experiencing a psychiatric emergency. Adult inpatient services are available only to voluntary patients.
To promote stabilization, Stormont Vail Health combines group, individual, and family psychotherapy sessions with psychological evaluations and pharmacological intervention. Staff work with clients to help them learn new coping strategies and enhance their life skills. Family participation is considered key to treatment at Stormont Vail Health.
Once a patient is stabilized, they may be referred to a less-intensive level of care to continue treatment. The adult partial hospitalization program is held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Along with a schedule of group therapy sessions, which utilize cognitive and dialectical behavioral treatment techniques, the PHP’s programming also includes art therapy, pet therapy, horticulture, and exercise activity groups.
Stormont Vail Health’s intensive outpatient program, held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, focuses on increasing interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance, among others. During outpatient care, patients continue to receive ongoing medication management.
Stormont Vail Health’s team consists of psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and a nursing staff. The four former patients polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing submitted an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, the four former patients surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave an average rating of 4.75 out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, as well as four stars for its exercise and leisure activities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Four former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing lauded most aspects of the program, particularly the staff’s level of experience and training, the quality of food, and the level of cleanliness. Although submitting a rating of two out of five stars for the facility’s counseling options, alum Pam described the counselors as “compassionate and experienced” and added: “The staff was great!” On average, the facility’s counseling options earned 3.75 out of five stars.
The alum also offered an average rating of four out of five stars for the level of family participation and opportunities for exercise and leisure, and indicated that they would recommend the program to others.
One anonymous alum wrote: “Don’t know of any weaknesses. It was good.” Another alum simply added: “I liked the facility;” however, survey results from the four alumni indicated that connectivity/visitor policy and holistic offerings were primary weaknesses, earning 2.5 and 2.75 stars, respectively.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Although loved ones had yet to respond to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, secondary sites reveal generally positive feelings towards this facility. On Google, 10 reviewers to date rated Stormont Vail Health an average of 3.7 out of five stars, with six favorable reviews, one mixed, and three negative. One five-star reviewer wrote, “Outstanding Medical Services,” a sentiment echoed in other positive comments. Even the lukewarm reviewer praised the level of patient care, writing, “The staff made the difference.” Negative commentary revolved around dissatisfaction with the distribution of medicines.
Stormont Vail Health as an entire hospital facility received even higher ratings on its Facebook page, where 4.3 out of five stars was the average from 757 reviewers.
Stormont Vail Hospital works with most major insurance providers and accepts Medicare. Medicaid is accepted for inpatient and senior outpatient treatment. The hospital also offers financial assistance to clients financially unable to pay their bills. The four former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing submitted an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars for the facility’s affordability.