A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
Developments around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, and we remain committed to keeping you up to date on all that Meadows Behavioral Healthcare is doing to follow the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for maintaining staff and patient safety.
We already had stringent infection control practices in place, and we have implemented additional measures in the past months to reduce the risk of infection. These include patient pre-screening with FDA-authorized Rapid Antigen tests prior to admission and during the first two weeks of treatment, an enhanced deep-cleaning regimen, ongoing patient screenings, the use of face masks by both patients and staff throughout treatment, ongoing symptom monitoring, decreased group gathering sizes, and the implementations of online options for some outpatient treatment, workshops, and family programming.
As a behavioral healthcare institution, we have remained operational throughout this global health crisis, continuing to provide these necessary services in the safest manner possible. Now, as mandated shutdowns and safer-at-home recommendations are eased, we are seeing an increased need for mental health and addiction treatment. A federal emergency hotline for people in emotional distress registered a more than 1,000 percent increase in April compared with the same time last year, according to The Washington Post, and online therapy company Talkspace reported a 65 percent jump in clients since mid-February. And nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll.
Statistics like that make us more committed than ever to our goal of offering unparalleled care. For more information on all we are doing, you can read a message from our chief medical officer, and you can always find the latest programming modifications on this page. The safety of our staff and patients is always our highest priority. Thank you for putting your trust in us!
Sean Walsh, CEO
Meadows Behavioral Healthcare