Rogers Behavioral Health plans residential care center on Brown Deer hospital campus

A rendering of the residential care center planned for Rogers Behavioral Health's hospital campus in Brown Deer.

Rogers Behavioral Health plans to build a new residential care center on its Brown Deer hospital campus.

The planned two-story, 24,000-square-foot addition will be connected to Rogers’ one-story inpatient care facility at 4600 W. Schroeder Drive. The new building will accommodate 32 beds with separate space for adults and adolescents.

The Oconomowoc-based mental health care provider, which opened its 56-bed Brown Deer hospital in 2015, will provide specialized treatment services for depression, trauma, bipolar and other mood disorders, and co-occurring anxiety, personality, and substance use disorders at the new treatment center. It will be the third Rogers location to serve residential patients, in addition to West Allis and Oconomowoc.

Rogers is expected to break ground this summer for the center and open the new facility by summer 2022. The addition will be constructed along Schroeder Drive in front of the existing hospital.

The residential treatment center will meet a need in the community for longer-term psychiatric care, said Derrick Jordan, Rogers’ vice president of operations in Brown Deer. It will offer an option for patients coming out of inpatient treatment, which typically lasts up to a week, to extend their treatment for between 30 and 90 days.

Residential treatment patients stay in a comfortable, home-like setting with a dining area, group rooms, semi-private bedrooms, recreation space, and activity room, Rogers said.

“In many cases, short-term inpatient services do not provide enough time for a person to recover from complex behavioral health conditions. Residential care is an appropriate transition for many patients from inpatient to lower levels of care with outpatient service options.”

A rendering of the planned addition on Rogers’ Brown Deer hospital campus.

Jordan noted that the mental health care provider has seen an increase in demand for behavioral health services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and the waitlists for residential services are growing.

He said he expects the new center will have 85-90% occupancy throughout the year.

Menomonee Falls-based Moore Construction will build the residential care center, and Milwaukee-based Quorum Architects and Brookfield-based Trio Engineering are also affiliated with the project, Rogers said. The Brown Deer plan commission is scheduled to review the project plans today.

Rogers continues to grow statewide and nationally. This summer, it will open an outpatient clinic and supportive living facility in Sheboygan, and the new Ladish Co. Foundation Center on its Oconomowoc hospital campus.

Rogers is also planning to open new outpatient centers in Phoenix by spring 2022 and in Denver by early summer 2022. It operates mental health treatment facilities in nine states.

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Lauren Anderson covers health care, nonprofits and education for BizTimes. Lauren previously reported on education for the Waukesha Freeman. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied journalism. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, kayaking, and seeing live music.

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