In this Issue:
· Case Study: UPMC Mercy's Community-Wide Approach
· Best Practices: Missouri's Psychiatric Stabilization Center Starts to Meet Demand
· Innovations: Grady Hospital Upstream Crisis Intervention Unit
Mental Health in the ED:
Emergency departments are more frequently being used for acute psychiatric emergencies and struggling to meet patient demand.
This issue of the E-Newsletter highlights three innovative approaches to treating mental health patients. Grady Hospital implemented a front-line triage system that transports low acuity patients to neighborhood healthcare. Missouri’s psychiatric stabilization center increased beds to meet demand. UPMC Mercy took a community-wide approach to address the needs of their mental health patients.
These innovations have proven results and actionable strategies that other emergency departments across the country can apply in their own hospital settings.
The key innovative component was collaboration community-wide. Medical-surgical provider’s and psychiatric provider’s worked together to review existing resources and determined how these resources could be enhanced to form partnerships that ultimately benefited both organizations and the patients they mutually serve. Read More >>