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May 28, 2020
With the COVID-19 crisis dominating our collective consciousness, many of us are imagining how this challenging experience will affect the future of healthcare design. While many great ideas and likely scenarios have been suggested, none are really applicable to psychiatric hospitals and behavioral…
May 28, 2020
Citing the efficacy of telehealth to maintain mental and behavioral healthcare treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of industry associations has sent a letter to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, asking that emergency regulations…
May 26, 2020
An overused phrase during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the “new normal.” People feel obliged to predict what will be permanently changed by it. This sport has spawned some serious efforts. Respected medical quality leader Dr. Don Berwick recently entered this discussion by identifying six…
May 22, 2020
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announced that Ahmed Eid, MA, LADC, has been named the new director of its facility in Naples, Florida. The Naples facility offers both residential and day-treatment services. Eid has served as the program’s interim director since mid-March, Hazelden Betty Ford…
May 21, 2020
Origins Behavioral Healthcare announced that Terry Shapiro has been promoted to vice president and executive director of the company’s Florida programs, including the Hanley Center. Shapiro, a certified addictions counselor, joined Origins in 2015 as a professional relations officer and was…
May 20, 2020
Broadstep Behavioral Health, a provider of programs and services for individuals with intellectual, developmental and/or behavioral disabilities, announced on Wednesday that it has received a “significant investment” from Bain Capital Double Impact. Broadstep, which formerly conducted business as…
May 20, 2020
The United States leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic had been experiencing a suicide and opioid epidemic. In 2018, suicide was the 10th overall leading cause of death in the U.S. with a total of 48,344 fatalities. The suicide rate increased in the United States by 35% from 1999 to 20181. In…
May 19, 2020
Ashley Addiction Treatment has announced the opening of its first women’s extended care program and residence in Churchville, Maryland. The site will offer a 90-day recovery program that focuses on long-term, gender-specific substance use disorder treatment for women. Programming at the new…
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