Rutland Subaru event to benefit inpatient psychiatric services at RRMC

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RUTLAND – The Subaru Share the Love event is back, with Rutland Subaru as one of the retailers participating nationwide.

As this years’ beneficiary, Rutland Subaru has selected Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Enhancing our Culture of Care campaign.

“The campaign will support the upgrade of the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Rutland Regional,” said Stephan Maeder, owner of Rutland Subaru. “During the Share the Love event, Rutland Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru sold between 11/15/19 and 1/2/20.”

As one of only five inpatient psychiatric units in Vermont, Rutland Regional is recognized as a leader in providing patient-centered, coercion-free care, and implementation strategies to identify patients at risk of suicide.

In 2020, Rutland Regional Medical Center will upgrade its Psychiatric Inpatient Unit to ensure the optimal environment for patient care.
As a not-for-profit hospital, Rutland Regional relies on community support to assist with this initiative.

“We appreciate the support that this initiative will generate and the awareness it will help to create about the importance of high-quality inpatient psychiatric care in our community,” said Jeff McKee, Vice President of Community & Behavioral Health Services added.

A fundraising goal of $550,000 has been set to support the necessary improvements and specialized furniture to enhance the safety and security of patients in a recovery-oriented environment.

“We believe that engaging patients in an empathetic environment where they feel safe, supported and valued is key to their recovery and overall wellness,” said Lesa Cathcart, Director of Nursing Care, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Rutland Regional. “Quality inpatient psychiatric care is of the utmost importance for our region.”