Rogers Memorial to move OCD center

    Oconomowoc-based Rogers Memorial Hospital announced it will move its obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment center from Delafield to a new facility in the Village of Summit.

    The newly renovated residential facility at 3011 Cedar Ridge Road will open Dec. 16. It will span 20,000 square feet. 

    The OCD Center will offer treatment to 28 adult patients at a time in a home-like, private and serene setting to help aid in their recovery process. 

    “OCD is an extremely disabling disorder that affects 1 in 40 adults,” said Bradley Reimann, Ph.D., clinical director of the OCD Center. “It is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears, also known as obsessions that lead to repetitive behaviors, recognized as compulsions. For example, fears of germs may lead to excessive hand washing or fears of loss may lead to hoarding. As a result of OCD’s paralyzing effects, when people first come to Rogers for treatment, they often have little hope they will ever be able to get better.” 

    Riemann, who is also chairman for the clinical advisory committee of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), said the new facility was designed to be a physical representation of the innovative, evidence-based OCD treatment process for which Rogers has become internationally recognized. 

    “The foundation of our OCD treatment approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on exposure and response prevention (ERP),” said Riemann. “These therapies are evidence-based, meaning numerous research studies have documented and proven these therapies to be the most effective for OCD. Essentially, this approach helps patients gain skills to manage the thoughts and situations that trigger their anxiety.” 

    Adults receive 35 hours of CBT and ERP each week. Therapy rooms, painted with warm and welcoming hues, are a private place where patients can work through their identified OCD issues. The day rooms in the new facility are flooded in natural light and furnished with comfortable seating to provide patients with an area for socialization and engagement. They are further complemented by large windows which offer tranquil lake views. 

    “Our hope is that our new facility’s environment will provide our patients with the inspiration and focus they need to want to overcome their OCD so that our highly experienced treatment team can then provide them with the tools they need to get better,” said Riemann. 

    Outcome studies completed by Dr. Riemann show that nearly 80 percent of Rogers’ patients see a significant improvement in their OCD symptoms.  

    This is the third expansion of the adult OCD residential treatment center at Rogers Memorial Hospital since it opened in 1999.  

    Rogers Memorial Hospital part of Rogers Behavioral Health System, which also includes: Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.; Rogers Partners in Behavioral Health, LLC; Rogers Center for Research and Training; and Rogers InHealth.

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