Adult Specialty Unit – Towson

Medical Director: John Boronow, M.D.

Service Chief: Dennis Kutzer, M.D.

Unit Manager: Beth Matthews Smith, R.N.

Admission Information: 410-938-3800

The Adult Specialty Unit provides inpatient psychiatric hospitalization to a very diverse patient population.  Our 20-bed unit, located on the Towson campus, is also home to the Adult Neuropsychiatric Track and the Deaf Adult Program

Our expert inter-disciplinary approach provides short-term treatment and stabilization for patients, 18 years of age or older, presenting with difficult-to-manage psychiatric diagnoses, such as:

  • Psychosis
  • Depression, Bipolar and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorders
  • Developmental  and Intellectual disabilities
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive and related disorders
  • Disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders

Patients on this unit meet daily with a treatment team led by a psychiatrist, a nurse who serves as a patient treatment coordinator, and a social worker.  The treatment team uses the below services to provide expert care to patients:

  • Medication Management
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Individualized Behavioral Plans
  • Educational Groups
  • Movement Therapy
  • Discharge and After Care Planning

The hallmark of the Adult Specialty Unit is our ability to tailor our therapeutic environment to meet the needs of each of our patients.  Our expert nursing and psychiatric rehabilitation staff offer therapeutic groups daily that address the following topics:

  • Personal assessment, Goal Setting and Safety Review
  • Movement Therapy
  • Creative Expressions
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Healthy Hygiene
  • Personal Safety Plan Development
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Illness and Medication Education
  • Daily Review of Morning Goals

We realize that many of our patients come to us for care under difficult circumstances.  We are dedicated to partnering with them as we facilitate their recovery and discharge from our program.  Our teams work with various outpatient rehabilitation and residential placements to ensure the patient is discharged to an environment that will continue to meet their needs effectively.