May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. One in five Americans experience a mental illness.
Hamilton is growing to support our patients’ full array of health care needs. In the past month the Behavioral Health Department has doubled in size. This team is now comprised of Dr. Goins, Joyce McCadney, and Yvette Bailey for brief intervention, brief cognitive therapy, behavior modification and crisis management. Dr. Majeed is now available for psychiatric evaluation and medication management needs. The team is supported by their Unit Secretary, Liz Lewis, who is a Certified MA and Certified Medical Interpreter. For any and all referrals, please reach out to the team via warm hand off. If unavailable via warm hand off, access is also available via placing orders in EHS and will be scheduled in a timely manner by Liz.
Our Recovery Services Department is led by Jillian London. Her team includes Adlih Leon, Santosha Perez, Michele Jeszenka, Angela Blair, and Jorge Collazo. This team addresses those impacted by the opioid epidemic as well as pregnant and parenting families experiencing any addition. In the next month they will also be supporting Hamilton providers who will be providing Medically Assisted Treatment to eligible patients, initiating with Vivitrol.
In 2019 the Pediatric Department also kicked off using the kiosks in the exam rooms to screen patients for mental health and substance abuse. This practice will be expanded to other departments as the year progresses. Pediatrics also initiated the Patient Centered Care Model, which takes a closer look at the patient’s full health factors and barriers. Trainings will be available this year to learn more about what each person we encounter may have experienced and how our experiences impact our behaviors in seeking optimal care.
We look forward to working with you to destigmatize behavioral health this year and as we continue to grow.
Dr. Bolanle Limann Named New Chief Medical Officer
Hamilton Health Center is proud to announce that Dr. Bolanle Limann M.D, M.DA, M.P.H has been named the new Chief Medical Officer of Hamilton Health Center.
Dr. Limann will provide leadership for all of our clinical departments and ensure that we are providing consistent top-quality patient-center care across all of our different clinical departments. Her primary responsibility will be to direct our various departments and make certain that all departments are following the regulatory standards and policies and procedures that are the cornerstone of Hamilton Health Center.
Dr. Limann comes to Hamilton Health Center with an impressive background of experience in the medical field. She has over 15 years of experience in patient care and is passionate about both quality improvement and cost-effectiveness.
Dr. Limann has worked in the Harrisburg area for many years and is excited to start this new journey at Hamilton Health Center. She served on our board of directors prior to being named the Chief Medical Officer of Hamilton Health Center so she has a deep understanding of Hamilton Health Center’s values and beliefs.
2018 Golf Tournament To be Held On September 10th
We will be hosting our 7th annual golf tournament On Monday, September 10th at West Shore Country Club and are still accepting sponsors and golfers for this year’s event.
Check out our sponsorship options below:
To become a sponsor of this year’s event fill out the form attached below and email it to email@example.com
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We would also like to thank our 2018 Golf Tournament Sponsor; UPMC Pinnacle. For the 4th year in a row they have stepped forward from the outset to be our title sponsor.
In addition, we would like to thank PPO&S for their continued support as our Golf Towel Sponsor, and The Medicine Shoppe for being a Hole Sponsor.
Detecting Colorectal Cancer
Use Our FIT Test To Detect Colorectal Cancer
- Flush the toilet before use
- Place the used toilet paper in the waste bag provided do not put it in the toilet
- Use the brush from the kit and scrape the surface of the stool
- Wipe the brush gently on the space indicated on the test card
- Add the brush to the waste bag
- Throw it away then simply mail the used kit to the lab to be tested
Hamilton is closing today at 2:00 pm
CEO Jeannine Peterson Featured On PennLive
Our CEO Jeannine Peterson was recently featured in a PennLive article discussing our new satellite center near Newport, PA which is set to open this fall. This new facility will help provide individuals access to medications that can help them overcome addiction to heroin and opioid pain killers. The facility will also set up addicted individuals with caseworkers who will help guide them through the drug treatment system. Check out the Penn Live article to learn more about our Newport facility http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/03/opioid_addiction_help_more_med.html
Wear Red for Health Center Funding
Taking action is simple: wear RED as part of the #RedAlert4CHCs – take a picture with your family, friends and colleagues and post it to social media using the #RedAlert4CHCs hashtag demanding that Congress Act NOW to fix the Health Center funding cliff once and for all. Access template posts and easy instructions for posting on the HC Advocacy website. Taking action really is that simple, but this critically important demonstration will send an unmistakable message to Congress that the time to #fixthecliff is NOW.