Weill Cornell CPEP & ED
The conversion of the Psychiatric Seclusion Suite into an Extended Observation Beds (EOB) Unit completed the design of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program (CPEP). The project also included the renovation of the existing Psych ED and its extension from 6 to 12 beds.
The Unit offers an opportunity for further psychiatric examination and evaluation for a not to exceed 72 hours. It is located on the 11th floor and consists of six single–bedded rooms with wonderful views of the East River. All the rooms open into a common lounge area that has a TV and comfortable furniture. The entrance walls separating private patient rooms from the lounge are have vision panel made of electronic polycarbonate that changes from clear to opaque and vice versa, providing privacy for patients while allowing for easy observation by staff.
The CPEP unit includes a nutrition station that backs up directly to a central food service room, so the meals can be served through a pass-through without bringing carts into the locked unit.
New York, NY