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Penn Foundation Dedicates New Mental Health Outpatient Facility

On January 22, 2013, Penn Foundation dedicated its new 36,000 square foot mental health outpatient facility, the Dr. Norman L. and Esther B. Loux Healthcare center.

Completed in December 2012 and named in honor of Penn Foundation’s founding Medical Director and his wife, the Dr. Norman L. and Esther B. Loux Healthcare Center represents Penn Foundation’s commitment to Dr. Loux’s vision of providing services for the community in the community. The new facility has enabled Penn Foundation to centralize many of its services, expand programming, and increase access to care.

“The Dr. Norman L. and Esther B. Loux Healthcare Center was made possible through generous support from our caring community,”       says Wayne Mugrauer, President and CEO of Penn Foundation. "It is a testament to the community's belief in and support of the importance of our worl. This new facility will allow uis to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of this community and to do so in a welcoming, comfortable, modern space."                                                                

Key features of the Loux Healthcare Center include private waiting rooms, expanded community space, a private chapel for prayer and reflection, large windows encouraging natural sunlight, and in partnership with Sellersville Pharmacy, an onsite, full-service pharmacy for clients and their family members. The Loux Center was designed to meet Silver LEED Certification, incorporating several green technologies such as chilled beams and a geothermal heating and cooling system.

“Our vision was to create flexible workspaces, improve efficiency, protect the privacy of our clients, and enhance integration and communication among teams and departments,” explains Mugrauer. “We also carefully considered current trends and how they will impact the way we provide care in the future. The Loux Center was designed to reflect these priorities.”

“Penn Foundation believes in providing holistic care that addresses the needs of the whole person,” says Dr. Christopher Squillaro, Penn Foundation Medical Director. “The Loux Healthcare Center provides the opportunity to seamlessly integrate physical and behavioral healthcare in ways that will advance the vision of integrated healthcare that guides Penn Foundation’s work.”

While the new Loux Healthcare Center is an impressive facility, the real story is the transformative work that will take place inside every day.  From serving 629 individuals in 1956, Penn Foundation now serves over 10,000 children, adolescents, and adults each year, providing compassionate, responsive, and innovative care that helps these individuals grow, develop, and recover to their fullest mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  

Founded in 1955 and located on a 30-acre campus in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, Penn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability needs of individuals in our community. The agency serves over 10,000 children, adolescents, and adults each year, offering a wide-range of distinct programs designed to meet various types and levels of mental, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual healthcare needs. Penn Foundation’s tradition of compassionate care combined with a strong belief in the healing power of hope and the possibility of recovery enables it to help individuals navigate their lives with confidence, conviction, and courage.

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