Northwell Health (Northwell) recently announced the opening of its new Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub. The 770-square-foot telepsychiatry center will provide remote, 24-7 consultations for mental health care consumers who are arriving to the health system’s emergency departments (ED) during an episode of crisis.
Influenced regions of the new center will include New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County, New York. Featured in the new facility will be nine video-equipped workstations that are staffed by members of a 35-person team that includes 23 psychiatrists and nine master’s-level behavioral health clinicians. Since Northwell began implementing telepsychiatry services a number of years ago, it has performed about 11,000 remote consultations from its EDs.
Northwell Health is a network of 61,000 healers and innovators committed to changing health care for the better. Northwell strives to improve the health of the communities it serves, and is committed to providing the highest quality clinical care; educating the current and future generations of health care professionals; searching for new advances in medicine through the conduct of bio-medical research; promoting health education; and caring for the entire community, regardless of the ability to pay.
This was reported by P&T Community on April 17, 2019.
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