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Final Quarter Wrap-up
What a quarter!
-During the final quarter of 2010, our research project to evaluate antipsychotic medication effectiveness gathered momentum.
-We expanded our adult crisis stabilization capacity to 28 beds to help relieve community pressure caused by the closure of Central State Hospital.
-We established an assertive community treatment team to serve the most psychiatrically ill individuals of Bibb and Baldwin Counties.
-In pursuit of our vision of integrated behavioral health and primary care, we entered a formal partnership with First Choice Primary Care , our local FQHC. We began provision of social work support at First Choice, they began primary care service delivery at our Jones DD site.
-We responded to the invitation to become the drug court provider in Baldwin superior court and to provide emergency room assistance in Oconee Regional Medical Center.
-Recently awarded new grants are enabling us to expand the mental health court in Bibb superior court and begin planning for a mental health court in Monroe County.
-We have ceased residential treatment options for women with children seeking recovery from addiction in a site that was too small for the numbers of women and children needing our assistance. We’ve moved to a larger, temporary site while our permanent site is being completed.
-We completed renovations and await licensure of 3 homes purchased during 2010 to better serve adults with developmental disabilities.
-Also, we focused on information technology investments and training re-tooling to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.
-We also hosted visits from the Department of Justice and experts under contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration who were evaluating Georgia’s service system. All visitors left expressing that they were ‘thoroughly impressed’ with our services.
We are honored and humbled to continue to make life better!