Congressman Patrick Kennedy at Bradley Hospital's groundbreaking ceremony
The next phase will focus on renovating the vacated space in the Laufer building in order to enhance and expand Bradley Hospital's outpatient and partial-hospitalization programs for children and adolescents, including SafeQuest, an intensive after-school program for teens at risk for self-harm who may also be suffering from significant mood or anxiety disorders. The newly renovated space will also allow for increased cutting-edge research initiatives right on the hospital's campus.
During the project's final phase, the Children's Residential and Family Treatment (CRAFT) program - a residential program for children ages 4 to 12 who do not require inpatient care but cannot yet live with their families - will move from the Laufer building to Swan House, an on-campus residential home scheduled for renovation. This move provides children in the CRAFT program with their own yard, as well as additional space to do their homework, visit with their families, and play. Patients currently residing in Swan House will be relocated to the new building.
The renovations underway at Bradley Hospital will solidify its place as one of the leading children's mental health treatment, education and research centers in the country, said Henry Sachs, MD, medical director, Bradley Hospital. The field of child mental health has changed significantly since the hospital first opened its doors more than 75 years ago and we know these necessary updates will better accommodate today's patients and enhance the top-notch care that Bradley is known for.