Ashford: NOPH Receives State Support For Certified Psychiatric Health Care Professionals
Says clinical leadership will assist patients with mental illnesses into treatment, recovery
August 09, 2016
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State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) recently announced the release of $592,800 in state funds to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a contract with LocumTenens.Com LLC to assist in hiring  mental health care professionals to provide services at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) in Lucas County. 

“The additional funding will allow NOPH to provide individualized, comprehensive healthcare services to patients in need,” said Ashford. “By providing patients with certified healthcare professionals equipped to assess their unique conditions, the sooner we can get them into treatment and on the path toward recovery. I am confident that this commitment from the state will help to ensure the best possible healthcare outcomes for those who need it most.”

LocumTenens.Com LLC has been providing services at rural health clinics in underserved communities across the nation for over 30 years. The release of funds will help to provide clinic leadership, unit-based psychiatric coverage and appropriate psychiatric treatment services for patients at NOPH. Services will include diagnostic work-ups and assessments, treatment plan development and implementation, individual psychotherapy, psychopharmacological treatment, suicide risk assessments and forensic evaluation and response to psychiatric and medical emergencies

The Northwest Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo is one of six regional psychiatric hospitals that operates under the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. These specialized facilities provide short-term, intensive treatment to patients in both inpatient and community-supported environments. They also deliver comprehensive care to patients committed by criminal courts.

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