As we welcome spring to Salem County, we also welcome a new service line to our medical center – behavioral health.
With the opening of our 26-bed adult voluntary Psychiatric Unit – located on the fourth floor of the hospital – SMC meets an urgent need for mental health services in the region.
In addition, SMC has partnered with behavioral health organizations to provide a continuity of behavioral care after discharge.
Woods Services — one of these partners — was recently awarded a $100,000 capacity-building grant which focuses on policy, systems and environmental change to create inclusive healthy communities.
Through the grant, Woods is establishing an integrated and inclusive primary care practice adjacent to SMC for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges who experience disparities in access to health care.
We were truly excited to support Woods in their grant-seeking efforts to bring in integrated and primary care services for people with intellectual disabilities.
Bringing these additional behavioral health services to our community is part of our strategic vision to build a new, more relevant Salem Medical Center.
Throughout the winter, our Covid-19 team of nurses, techs and others didn’t skip a beat in administering thousands of vaccinations and performing tests.
It’s our hope that the patients who have expressed their satisfaction with the vaccine experience will continue to visit SMC for all their health care needs.
Dr. Tammy Torres
Chief Executive Officer