For a suicidal patient, one of the most important elements of care occurs after the patient overcomes the acute crisis and is ready to leave the Unit.
Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Unit Medical Director Bradford Bobrin, MD, FASAM, said outpatient care — which will be provided by Legacy Treatment Services — is essential in a successful recovery.
“A patient is eight times more likely to attempt suicide after they get out of the hospital if they don’t follow up with outpatient care,” Bobrin said.
Legacy Treatment Services will provide outpatient services to ensure the continuity of care for individuals being discharged from the Unit.
“Our partnership will allow us to provide an integrated and seamless service modality for patients, meeting both their behavioral and medical treatment needs,” said Roy Leitstein, Legacy CEO. “The leadership of both organizations is committed to working cooperatively and engaging ongoing health care management barriers toward the shared goal of providing high quality, cost-effective medical care for the residents of Salem County.”
Legacy ensures a continuum of integrated care to meet individuals and families at their specific points of need.