Palomar Health Partners with RAD Technology Medical Systems to Construct a New Crisis Stabilization Unit
Nov 14, 2017
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Palomar Health, an Escondido, California-based health care district, and RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD), a design-build construction company specializing in patented modular building systems for the healthcare industry, announced plans to construct a standalone crisis stabilization unit (CSU) on the Palomar Medical Center Escondido campus. When completed, this unit will provide short-term care for patients experiencing an acute psychiatric and/or substance use crisis.   For the last 10 years, hospitalization for mental or substance use disorders has increased at a faster rate than any other clinical disease category for hospital admission. This makes the CSU critical to serving the needs of San Diego North County Inland communities by freeing Emergency Department beds, stabilizing mental health patients in a less restrictive environment and improving community safety.   “This program puts ...

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