Diamond News

Celebrate Cardiac Rehab Week!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

To our employees who work in our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs throughout the United States…thank you!  You are making a major difference in the lives of our program participants and achieving great outcomes.

Our 2019 outcomes have been calculated and they are fantastic:

Diamond Opens Addiction Treatment Outpatient Program in Alexandria, VA

Monday, January 13, 2020

1/13/2020 (Richmond, VA) – According to data analyzed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), drug related deaths are higher in the first two quarters of 2019 than in previous years. The predicted total of drug related deaths for the entire year, 1,547, would surpass all other years. To help curb the increase of addiction use and overdose, Diamond Healthcare Corporation, (Diamond) is bringing their addiction treatment experience to the Alexandria community.

Stephen Merz - New Executive Vice President Operations

Monday, January 6, 2020

1/6/20 (Richmond, VA) – Diamond Healthcare Corporation (Diamond) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen (Steve) Merz, FACHE, as Executive Vice President Operations.

“We are excited to have Steve on board to lead Operations and be part of our senior leadership team,” said Richard Feldman, Diamond’s President and CEO. “His breadth of experience will provide additional value as we assist our partner hospitals throughout the country in preparing for the impact of changes to federal and state healthcare policy.”

Diamond Partners with Palomar Health and Steward Holy Family Hospital

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Diamond Healthcare is pleased to announce our partnership with two new facilities.

Palomar Health, CA - Diamond has signed a consulting agreement with Palomar Health in San Diego County to assist with the development of a freestanding psychiatric pavilion and crisis services unit.

Steward Holy Family Hospital, MA - Diamond has been engaged by Steward Holy Family Hospital, a two-hospital system in Methuen and Haverhill, MA, to manage four behavioral health units, with a total of 76 beds serving geriatric, adult and adolescent patients.

Loveland’s McKee Medical Center adds inpatient psychiatric unit for seniors

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Seventeen-bed behavioral health facility to open Dec. 26.

By Craig Young | cyoung@reporter-herald.com | Loveland Reporter-Herald, December 14, 2019

The emergency rooms in Banner Health’s three Northern Colorado hospitals treated more than 1,600 people experiencing mental-health crises in 2017, and the medical staffs had to transfer those patients to psychiatric facilities, usually out of the area.

Physician Fee Schedule, Hospital OPPS and ASC Final Rules

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A Few Things to Note… Always an anticipated announcement, in early November, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (i) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System (ii) Final Rules. The below summarizes a few of the provisions and forthcoming changes from the Final Rules impacting our space as behavioral health providers:

Diamond Opens Addiction Treatment Outpatient Program in Hopewell; Tenth in State

Thursday, November 7, 2019

11/7/19 (Richmond, VA) – According to data analyzed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), 1,486 people died of drug overdoses in 2018. To help combat the challenges posed by the opioid and prescription drug epidemic, Diamond Healthcare Corporation, (Diamond) is bringing their addiction treatment experience to the Hopewell community.