Geropsychiatric Unit

Medical Director: Marc Zisselman, M.D.

Unit Manager: Ernestine Cosby

Admission Information: 410-938-3800

Visiting Hours: 1 - 2 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m. daily, 1 - 3 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. on holidays

Our 14-bed unit provides short-term evaluation and treatment of severe clinical depression and other conditions in primarily older adults requiring 24-hour hospital care. Our nursing staff is adept at managing patients who are agitated, without resorting to the use of injections or seclusion. The average length of stay on this unit is between two and three weeks.

Services include:

  • Individual, group and family psychotherapy 
  • Activities therapy 
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) if appropriate 
  • Medication management 
  • Discharge planning

“Thank you to everyone for your kind and caring approach to me whenever you needed my attention. It was wonderful to have such kindness!"


-Former Patient