The Jones II Unit is a 20 bed psychiatric center at Berkshire Medical Center. Jones II is a locked unit, but all admissions are voluntary. It is a brief stay, solution focused, crisis intervention unit.
The current average length of stay is seven days. During this time, each individual receives intensive evaluation for psychiatric, medical and emotional needs. Our Multidisciplinary Treatment Team, consisting of Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers and Clinical Therapists meets daily to review each case. Other specialists, such as Nutritionists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Specialty Physicians, are consulted as needed. Family members and outpatient providers are considered an important part of our Treatment Plan. We may conduct meetings with them as a part of treatment and to assure continuity of care after discharge.
Group therapy is another important part of treatment on Jones II. Traditional group therapy, as well as many other psycho-educational groups, is held on a daily basis. Group attendance is a very important part of the therapeutic community. Patients find these sessions very informative and helpful, learning both from staff members and from one another. We are pleased to include several consumer-based wellness groups into our schedule. The use of medication, in addition to therapy, is evaluated in a hospital setting. Education concerning the use of medication is conducted by both Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses.
Respect for each other is an essential element on Jones II. We work to provide a safe, structured environment in which each person can find the ability and strength to make the needed changes, return home and continue to heal with the support of a solid outpatient plan.
Program Leadership • Adam Rosen, MD, Medical Director • Anthony Giovanone, DO, Staff Psychiatrist • Marie Geary, RN, Clinical Team Leader • Karen Fusini, RN, BSN, Clinical Manager
Contact Information for Jones II: (413) 447-2704
For Admissions, please call Brien Center Emergency Psychiatric Services, 413-499-0412