Treatment for Eating Disorders
There are many different programs designed to treat eating disorders. What makes the Eating Disorders Treatment Program at St. Joseph Hospital stand out from other hospital-based programs?
Part of what makes St. Joseph Hospital unique is our commitment to the four core values of dignity, service, excellence and justice. At St. Joseph Hospital, these aren't merely words — they are a part of our total care program. We treat each patient (and family member) with dignity and respect, recognizing their inherent worth. Providing care in an environment that is respectful of their needs is paramount to us. And it's what has ensured our success as a hospital for more than 70 years.
Learn what you can about eating disorders.
Talk to your loved one about your concerns and offer information about treatment options and programs. Understand that treating eating disorders isn't simply a case of getting someone to eat normally again—it's also taking care of underlying psychological conditions as well.
If your loved one is in medical danger, seek treatment for the individual immediately, even if it is against his or her wishes. There are also professionals who can help, including the experts on staff at St. Joseph Hospital. As a hospital-based program, we have various inpatient and outpatient services to meet the community's healthcare needs. Our focus is to provide effective and appropriate treatment for all eating disorders and assist with determining the appropriate level of care.
Other organizations may be a good source of information and support, including the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), the
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), and
Overeaters Anonymous (OA).