Geriatric Behavioral Unit in North Richland Hills

The Geriatric Behavioral Unit (GBU) at Medical City North Hills, for patients 55 and older, understands the sensitive nature of a geriatric patient suffering from fear, anxiety, and depression common to patients in this stage of life.

Behavioral Health Care for Adults 55 and Older in North Texas

The Geriatric Behavioral Unit offers a safe, quiet, peaceful and secure setting for patients, families, and their health care providers to build a customized plan of treatment. Our staff is expertly trained and has a special affinity for working with geriatric patients and truly understands and can quickly respond to their needs. The unit offers geriatric inpatient psychiatric care and has devoted approximately 20 beds to this patient population.

Psychiatric services available in the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at Medical City North Hills can effectively treat high acuity patients. Patients admitted to the Geriatric Behavioral Unit typically require acute inpatient treatment for disorders such as serious depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorders and/or schizoaffective disorders. Although each case is unique, the average length of stay for an inpatient at the Geriatric Behavioral Unit is 10 to 14 days.

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Mahmoud Mohamed, MD, Named Medical Director of GBU

Dr. Mahmoud Mohamed, MD, Medical DirectorThe GBU is a 20-bed unit prepared to treat patients 55 and older that require inpatient treatment for disorders such as serious depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorders and schizoaffective disorders.

Dr. Mohamed comes to Medical City North Hills from Terrell State Hospital and has been a faculty member at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Tyler, as well as a clinical instructor and attending psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance’s Whidden Hospital in Everett, Mass. He will maintain his privileges with Terrell State Hospital.

Dr. Mohamed has more than 20 years of clinical practice and has several research publications, presentations and honors, including the Award of Excellence from Yale University School of Medicine.

“This appointment as medical director for our GBU is a great compliment to the quality services the unit has been providing since its opening in 2015,” said Xavier Villarreal, Medical City North Hills CEO. “Dr. Mohamed’s experience, especially in the area of interfacing psychiatry with internal medicine, is a benefit for our patients and the community.”