Short-stay unit at Butler to ease burden at ERs

COMFORTABLE ­SURROUNDINGS: This is a rendering of what the 25-bed short-stay unit at Butler Hospital will look like when completed. The unit is expected to ease the demand on emergency departments at local hospitals that are treating people with behavioral health care needs. 
COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL
COMFORTABLE ­SURROUNDINGS: This is a rendering of what the 25-bed short-stay unit at Butler Hospital will look like when completed. The unit is expected to ease the demand on emergency departments at local hospitals that are treating people with behavioral health care needs. 
COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Normally, the auditorium at Butler Hospital in Providence is a gathering spot for conferences and panel discussions on behavioral health issues. But in early 2022, the space was filled with beds for patients. The makeshift setup was needed to help relieve the state’s emergency rooms that had become overwhelmed with the surge in demand for

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