Rogers opens inpatient eating disorders program

Oconomowoc-based Rogers Memorial Hospital has announced the opening of a 13-bed inpatient eating disorders unit dedicated to children and adolescents.

“We are delighted to open this unit at Rogers’ Oconomowoc campus, with the plan of treating the wide spectrum of childhood and adolescent feeding and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder,” said Dr. Tracey Cornella-Carlson, medical director of child and adolescent services. “In addition, our patients will benefit from our ability to treat co-occurring anxiety disorders often seen at this age, thanks to experts we can access right here on campus.”

The new unit strengthens the hospital’s current adolescent eating disorders services, which uses evidence-based treatment for both males and females, ages 8 to 18. The new inpatient area provides a calm, patient-centered environment where children and adolescents will learn more about eating disorders and work through treatment.

The new unit completes the relocation of child and adolescent eating disorders inpatient care which moved from Rogers’ metro Milwaukee campus in West Allis in 2012 to bring services closer to residential treatment services in Oconomowoc.

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