ABOUT MESILLA VALLEY HOSPITAL
In Las Cruces, New Mexico, Mesilla Valley Hospital (MVH) provides inpatient and outpatient treatment to adolescents and adults struggling with substance use disorder, psychiatric conditions, and/or dual diagnosis. The facility is one of only five hospital-based treatment facilities in New Mexico to provide medical detox. it's also among the 27 percent of facilities in the state to offer specialized services for veterans.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Substance abuse treatment at MVH is 12-step-based and culturally-responsive. The facility takes pride in offering an array of age-, circumstance-, and topic-specific therapeutic groups, including groups tailored to adolescents. In 2017, 31 percent of New Mexico treatment facilities offer specialized services for adolescents.
In general, the inpatient psychiatric programs are designed to stabilize patients and provide them with the tools to successfully seek ongoing recovery support. Treatment plans prioritize preparing aftercare plans to support graduates upon re-entry into the community.
The residential programs for addiction combine several therapeutic modalities via the Matrix Model. Most treatment plans include some combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, 12-step meeting attendance, as well as art and recreational therapy. Medication management may also be available to those struggling with co-occurring mental health concerns.
Outpatient options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is a modality offered by only six percent of outpatient treatment facilities in the state, as well as an intensive outpatient (IOP), a modality available in 39 percent of New Mexico outpatient facilities.
In addition to licensed social workers, board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and licensed alcohol and drug addiction counselors, MVH employs a military liaison, education specialists, and a dietitian. To date, the five individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the aptitude of the facility's staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.2/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Most rooms in the 117-bed hospital are shared. Residents have access to a swimming pool during the summer, as well as physical fitness activities. Smoking is allowed in designated areas. To date, the five individuals polled on accommodations generally approved of the quality of the facilities.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.8/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the five former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, three gave MVH positive reviews, one gave the facility negative feedback, and one gave the hospital a mixed review. The satisfied alumni described MVH as an effective facility with helpful treatment services. "Good program," the anonymous alum wrote in a review representative of positive feedback. "They have a daily AA meeting on the property. Valuable for recovery."
Michael, the mixed reviewer, reported that staff were professional and friendly, but complained that the accommodations were not comfortable. A.K., the negative reviewer (who was an adolescent when they attended the program) wrote: "My experience left me with more damage them before going...Please if you are parent do your research."
On Google, MVH earned an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars based on 37 reviews, the majority of which focused on the facility's psychiatric services. While some former clients praised the program and its staff, others described staff as rude and neglectful.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the five loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, two gave the facility mixed feedback, one gave the hospital a negative review, and one gave the facility a positive review. Overall, however, three loved ones gave high four- and five-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, ability to treat co-occurring disorders, and discharge planning.
While some loved ones questioned the competency of staff and reported a lack of family communication, the one positive reviewer disagreed, noting that the staff was highly capable and the facility followed through on all its promises.
According to MVH's website, the facility accepts some private insurance plans. The facility also accepts TriCare and Medicare, the latter of which is accepted by less than half (43 percent) of treatment facilities in New Mexico. To date, the five individuals polled on the facility's cost felt treatment was generally affordable.
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