Electroconvulsive Therapy Suite Offers Private Rooms and Expert Staff

The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) suite is located on the third floor of University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. ECT treatment is available for both in-patients and out-patients. The ECT suite contains six private patient rooms, the treatment room, nursing station and offices.

The nursing staff to patient ratio is one staff member for three patients. All nurses are ACLS credentialed. We are fortunate to have a very knowledgeable and specialized staff with over 50 years of ECT. treatment experience. Daily staffing for the ECT suite consists of:

  • 1 psychiatrist
  • 1 anesthesiologist
  • 1 nursing care coordinator
  • 2-5 clinical nurses, depending on the number of patients

What is Electroconvulsive Therapy?

ECT is among the safest and most effective treatments for depression. It is used to treat patients who fail to respond to medications, are unable to tolerate the side effects of medication, or need a quick improvement in depressive symptoms. ECT has also been used to treat manic symptoms as well as psychotic episodes associated with schizophrenia. ECT is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. During the ECT procedure, a brief electrical stimulus is delivered through electrodes applied to the scalp. Patients usually undergo a series of ECT treatments over the course of several weeks. ECT can directly improves depressive symptoms, as well as help current medications to work more effectively. Learn more about ECT therapy.

Ketamine Infusion Clinic

The Ketamine Infusion Clinic for Depression is located in the Electroconvulsive Therapy Suite on the third floor of University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Clinic offers ketamine infusion for depressed patients who fail antidepressants and other treatments.

To contact us or make a referral, please call clinic coordinator Adrienne Cochrane, RN, at 216-844-5559 or email Adrienne.Cochrane@UHhospitals.org.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnectic Stimulation (rTMS) Clinic for Depression

The rTMS Clinic for Depression offers treatment for patients with major depressive disorder who fail one or more antidepressant treatments. The Clinic is located on the 12th floor of the W. O. Walker Building, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

To contact us or make a referral, please call clinic coordinator Earlena O'Veal at 216-286-9321 or email Earlena.O'Veal@UHhospitals.org.

Contact Us

To contact us or make a referral for ECT therapy at UH, please call the ECT coordinator Adrienne Cochrane, RN, at 216-844-5559 or email Adrienne.Cochrane@UHhospitals.org.

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