At Aspire Hospital, we recognize and understand that chronic illnesses impacts, influences and skews an individual’s emotions, perceptions and behaviors (which unfortunately usually includes decisions which endanger themselves as well as others).

Aspire Hospital is pleased to provide the community with specialized complex medical care for the treatment of certain comorbidities at our Medical-Psychiatric Unit (MPU). (Comorbidity is the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient). When a mental health patient has comorbidity, Aspire Hospital seeks to both rapidly stabilize the patient as well as provide the education, resources and tools necessary for long-term compliance and success.

Aspire Hospital’s MPU provides a balance of medical treatment combined with education, therapy, positive reinforcement and structured activities designed to meet the individual needs of each patient. This includes medical, social and emotional health.

Helping adults to heal learn and gain a balanced perspective, both emotionally and physically, to greatest of their abilities is what we do at Aspire Hospital every day. Our professional staff educate patients and their families so they can learn, understand and integrate effective strategies leading to successful management of their chronic conditions in their daily lives; and, function to the best of their abilities which will also help them enjoy life as much as possible.

It can be extremely difficult to cope with and learn to handle a lifelong disease, let alone two…especially if no one, understands your circumstance, teaches you, or provides the ongoing support you need.   Our program helps patients learn healthy ways to live with their illness and decrease or eliminate repeated hospitalizations.

As a partner in the healthcare continuum, the Aspire team is committed to provide quality health care that exceeds expectations. Our central focus is the patient; therefore, the reason we exist is to truly care for patients. The staff at Aspire Hospital does understand, does listen, does treat, does teach and does provide ongoing support.

Written by: David Luxner, Director of Behavioral Health Services and Quality Assurance