Identified Health Need: Behavioral Health/Substance Misuse Services
In 2020, Concord Hospital again invested in programs and services to respond to the priority health needs of behavioral health and substance misuse. From early identification of behavioral health concerns in CHMG practices through a depression screening questionnaire to serving the urgent need of children and adults through the Emergency Department, Concord Hospital consistently invests in resources to support the needs of people with behavioral health concerns, partnering with Riverbend Community Mental Health to create a comprehensive model of care throughout the community.
Strengthening partnerships to continue and expand vital programs and services, Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Trust provided more than $1.2 million to fund substance misuse services. The Family Place cared for 61 babies born opioid-dependent and needing to withdraw. These infants stay longer in the Hospital, sometimes up to 30 days.
Concord Hospital achievements in 2020 include:
- Partnering with Riverbend Community Mental Health to establish The Doorway program as part of the State’s new Hub and Spoke strategy to address the statewide opioid crisis and substance misuse;
- Caring for 349 patients in a voluntary behavioral health inpatient care unit;
- Integrating behaviorists alongside primary care providers at Concord Hospital Family Health Center and a number of CHMG practices to meet the behavioral health and medical needs of patients;
- Serving 1,252 people struggling with substance misuse at Concord Hospital’s Fresh Start Program;
- Providing 725 postpartum emotional support programs to new mothers.