It was announced Valley Health System—in partnership with Shepherd University and A Division for Advancing Prevention & Treatment, or ADAPT, at the University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement—have been awarded an $1.5 million Behavioral Health Integration three-year grant for Project TRIUMPH, or ‘Train, Respect, Integrate & Understand Mental Health for Population Health,’ from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration starting July 1. According to project leadership, the purpose of Project TRIUMPH is to increase access to behavioral health, addiction, and suicide prevention services through three Valley Health primary care clinics.
An additional purpose is to develop the primary care practices as clinical education sites to train and prepare the future nursing and social work workforce in those communities through an academic-practice partnership with Shepherd University. The grant will place the grant funded clinics at three primary care clinics: Valley Health Family Medicine on Tavern Road; Valley Health Family Medicine in Hedgesville; and Valley Health Family Medicine in Martinsburg.
Valley Health launched in 1994, when Winchester Medical Center and Warren Memorial Hospital partnered to better serve their region. The collective vision was to bring communities together with better quality health care and to meet their unique needs by providing access to the latest advancements, technology, and developments in medical services. Valley Health now brings together 644 licensed inpatient beds, 166 long-term care beds, over 5,300 employees, and a medical staff exceeding 500 professionals.
This was reported by The Journal on July 19, 2020.
Contact information: Valley Health System, 220 Campus Boulevard., Winchester, Virginia 22601; 540-536-8000; Website: www.valleyhealthlink.com