Hackensack Meridian Health Opens State-of-the-Art Carrier Behavioral Health

Lewis County General Hospital sign above entrance

Many hospitals and health systems across the nation would agree that the need for behavioral health services in our communities is greater than ever.

The opening of newly enlarged Carrier Behavioral Health at Raritan Bay Medical Center is Hackensack Meridian Health’s response to that need. The brand new, 81 bed center represents a significant expansion of behavioral health treatment options to the Perth Amboy, New Jersey area residents served by the health system.

Over the summer, Carrier Behavioral Health began offering for the first time electroconvulsive therapy as an option for people with treatment resistant depression and other psychiatric disorders that have not been satisfactorily treated by medications and other therapies.

Health system leaders believe their investment in beefed-up behavioral health capabilities will serve patients well now and into the future.

Raritan Bay CEO Patricia Carroll called the additional beds and treatment capabilities “a new soothing and healing environment for our patients, and the communities we serve.”

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