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Mental Health Emergency Center

A joint venture to help Milwaukee live well

The Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC) is a joint venture between Milwaukee County and Milwaukee’s four health systems, including Advocate Aurora Health.

Advocate Aurora will serve as the manager of the center and will be responsible for the employment of the physicians and staff, as well as the day-to-day operations under the direction of the joint venture’s Board of Directors. As the largest provider of behavioral and mental health services in the state, we bring significant clinical and patient service expertise to the delivery of care.

The new emergency center will serve as an anchor institution in the surrounding neighborhood, providing increased safety, revitalization, and economic benefit.

Once open, the center will employ more than 70 staff, including peer supports. It will serve as a training center for psychiatric medical residents and potentially offer professional educational opportunities for other mental health personnel in the future.

Recruitment Events

1525 N. 12th Street, Milwaukee

Join us for a recruitment event

We’re offering an opportunity for registered nurses and behavioral health technicians to get exclusive early access to tour the new facility, meet and interview with leaders to get to know the site and learn how it will impact the community.

June 2: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 23: 1 – 4 p.m.

July 21: 9 a.m. – noon

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Learn more about the roles

Behavioral Health Technicians / Nursing Assistant

The behavioral health technician role is perfect for the nursing assistant looking to expand their career into a new area, while staying under the guidance of registered nurses. Work directly with patients and their families to provide safe and therapeutic care while they’re in the facility.

Registered Nurse

Nurses are the heart of our organization and involved in many levels of decision making, as leaders as well as members of our Shared Governance team. We want you to use your voice to help improve patient care, your workplace and our organization. We appreciate the attention and dedication you give to your work and do our best to help support your well-being, through dedicated efforts like employee assistance and peer support programs, along with little things like respite rooms and warm beverages to help you decompress during your shift.