United Way St. Croix Valley supports Behavioral Health Program


ARMC Volunteer Partners granted $500 from United Way St. Croix Valley for support of local behavioral health center

The United Way St. Croix Valley granted the Amery Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Volunteer Partners $500 to help the Behavioral Health Center in Amery. The grant funds will be used to construct a secured outdoor patio for inpatients at ARMC’s Behavioral Health Center.

The secured outdoor patio will provide a safe and secure healing environment for ARMC Behavioral Health Center inpatients. With the secured outdoor setting, patients can experience a safe atmosphere while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

ARMC has been raising funds for this project for two years through proceeds from the ARMC Foundation Annual Golf Classic and donations like the United Way grant. Construction of the secured outdoor patio will begin as soon as adequate funds have been raised.

Dr. Colleen Erb, Program Director of the Behavioral Health Center, stated, “Outdoor activity helps patients in therapy and aids in their recovery.” Erb continued, “Since the Behavioral Health Center is the only geriatric inpatient program in Northwestern Wisconsin, we have an obligation to our patients – to continually strive for best care measures. With the addition of the secured outdoor area, this aids in realizing our goal while enhancing patient healing.”

For the Volunteer Partner’s to continue their philanthropic efforts, support from individuals and organizations like the United Way St. Croix Valley is instrumental. Without such assistance, funding for the high school scholarship program, educational materials, and areas of patient care would cease to exist.

The ARMC Volunteer Partners aid the Medical Center in providing comfort, care and assistance to ARMC’s patients and the communities it serves. Year after year they donate their time and talent for the betterment of ARMC in hopes to make a positive impact on an individual, a group, or a community.

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