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This program explores strategies to collectively reduce avoidable hospitalization and provide appropriate care both on the outpatient and inpatient side. We will look at two systems, one a private partnership with Montgomery County, Nexis Montgomery Regional Partnership, and the other a Federal initiative with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Standards, a partnership among the VA, Veterans Health Administrations Program Officials and Clinicians, Industry, Academic and Research Organizations, and Expert consultants. Initiatives for Nexus include the building of an eight-bed crisis house and an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, which uses an evidence-based model to treat patients with severe mental illness and keep them healthy, stable, and connected to community-based care and support. The VA’s establishment of the Integrated Care Model and Design Guides creates best value standards for optimum care from a functional and safety side as well as quality environment of care and service.
Annice Cody, President, Holy Cross Health Network, Holy Cross Health
Orlando Wright, Ph.D., LCSW-C, Behavioral Health Integration Manager, Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership, Primary Care Coalition
Kayvan Madani Nejad, Ph.D., AIA, Department of Veteran Affairs, Senior Healthcare Architect, Office of Construction and Facilities Management
Shary Adams, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, SmithGroup
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