On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT) received the Program Excellence Award from Medstar Washington Hospital Center and the Board of Directors as recognition for the success of the BERT Program. The BERT Team is comprised of Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Mental Health Technician to respond in a supportive manner to all areas of the hospital for patients who are showing signs of psychiatric crisis or acute behavioral health symptoms.
Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions. It's Social Work month and Diamond is thankful and appreciative of the important contributions social workers make in our programs and for the patients and families we serve.
For more information about social work month, visit socialworkmonth.org.
Deena Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA, RN, is an accomplished leader with significant experience in strategic planning, operations, clinical services, fiscal management and program development. Most recently, she was the Regional Director, Behavioral Health Services, for Mercy Health in Lorain County, OH. Prior, she served as Executive Director, Behavioral Health Service Line, for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT.
CNN released an article with some of the findings outlined in a new Human Rights Watch report, "'They want docile:' How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia."
(Williamsburg, VA) – The increase in drug overdoses in Virginia prompted State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine to announce a public health emergency nearly 16 months ago, however the commonwealth is still struggling. To help combat the challenges posed by the opioid and prescription drug epidemic, The Farley Center, a nationally recognized addiction treatment facility in Williamsburg, Virginia, is providing adults in the Hampton Roads/Newport News communities with a new alcohol and addiction treatment option.
Recognizing the need for access to behavioral health services in a population health strategy or other clinical integration model is a great starting point to a much needed conversation.
Richard Feldman, Diamond’s President and CEO, has the honor of addressing Chief Medical Officers at the Winter Roundtable meeting of The Leader’s Board in Scottsdale, Arizona, regarding creating a system to include effective behavioral health services.
“Changes in Leadership at The Farley Center to Impact More Lives”
1/23/18 (Williamsburg/Richmond, VA) – The impact of the national opioid epidemic is staggering, both to individuals and to society as a whole. Preliminary data compiled by The New York Times indicates that drug overdose deaths exceeded 64,000 in 2016 and continued to worsen in 2017. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the US according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Sheila Butler has been promoted to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer and is the newest member of the Diamond senior leadership team.
In the six years that Sheila has been with Diamond, currently as our VP of Employee Relations, she has proven to be a consummate professional. She has the knowledge, personal values and passion to lead Diamond’s HR Department during a critical period in Diamond’s growth, as well as the challenge of the current healthcare business climate. Congratulations Sheila!
Diamond is pleased to announce the promotion of Neil Konitzer, from Director of Corporate Information Technology to Vice President, Information Technology.