The Tree House (ages 2-12) and Maple Meadow (ages 13 and over) are Cedar Springs Hospital’s acute inpatient programs for young patients who suffer from a psychiatric disorder so severe they require intensive 24-hour care. These programs give children and adolescents a welcoming environment in which they can learn to cope with their issues.
We utilize a treatment approach that meets young patients on their own cognitive and developmental landscape. Our staff is mindful of the many stressors present at early ages and focuses on teaching coping skills patients can use the rest of their lives.
Family participation is highly encouraged to maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome. We emphasize stabilization so the patient can step down to a less restrictive level of care such as the residential psychiatric or half-day program.
Child and adolescent patients appropriate for our inpatient acute programs exhibit significant impairment in functioning at home, school and with peers. This may include: