Garden Park Medical Center
November 07, 2014

Thursday, Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport celebrated the opening of a new unit designed to help treat active duty military, veterans and retirees who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress and substance abuse.

Garden Park's new center is called the STAR unit, which stands for Stress, Trauma, Addiction and Recovery. And it's the recovery part that is everyone's final goal.

The clean lines inside the unit are simple. But the design is not just for aesthetics; It's for protection.

Renovations to convert the wing of the medical center's fourth floor began in June. It had to be turned into a psychiatric approved and safe unit, which means there is nothing in the area that patients can use to harm themselves – from the lighting fixtures to the hand rails in the hall.

The process to create this unit took an arduously long three years, but Garden Park CEO Brenda Waltz said it was worth the wait.

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