Rep. Ashford: Toledo Psychiatric Hospital To Receive Over $1M For Kitchen, Electrical Upgrades
Lawmaker says renovations will improve quality of care for patients
October 17, 2016
[ Michael Ashford Home | Michael Ashford Press ]

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) recently announced the release of over $1 million in state funds to the Department of Mental Health and Addition Services (MHAS) for kitchen and HVAC upgrades at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) in Lucas County.

The local hospital will receive $841,124 in state funds to create an updated centralized dietary kitchen that will provide three cooked meals per day to the in-patient population. Replacing the current kitchen, which is operationally inefficient and requires frequent and costly repair, will streamline the food production process and reduce meal delivery times.

“As a comprehensive, intensive treatment center, NOPH provides quality care for Ohioans suffering from mental illnesses. These necessary upgrades will help ensure the best possible health outcomes by improving the patient environment and experience,” said Ashford. “I am pleased that the state is supporting NOPH in their important mission.”

In addition, MHAS will receive $529,327 to contract with Toledo-based Noron Inc. for the replacement of eight outdated air conditioning units at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. The current roof-top units are inefficient when compared to today’s energy standards and a recent inspection determined that they are well past their expected lifecycle.

The Northwest Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo is one of six regional psychiatric hospitals that operate under the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. These specialized facilities provide short-term, intensive treatment to patients in both inpatient and community-supported environments. 

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