Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has awarded Family Services $133,000 to enhance behavioral health services for community members being discharged from the emergency department or inpatient psychiatric unit. Family Services will provide clients and their families with comprehensive social determinants of health support in order to reduce emergency department utilization and inpatient admissions, all in an effort to better meet the complex behavioral health needs of those in the community.
As a result of the funding, the organization will be able to support issues related to safe and affordable housing, education and job opportunities, exposure to crime and violence, early childhood experiences, gender inequality and racism, and socioeconomic conditions such as poverty. Westchester Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Israel said WMCHealth and its partners have made considerable progress over the last five years, including strengthening relationships between health care provider organizations and community-based organizations.
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network is a 1,700-bed health care system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. The health network employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians, and is comprised of Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State.
This was reported by Mid Hudson News on July 21, 2020.
Contact information: Anna Dolianitis, Communications Manager, Westchester Medical Center, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, New York 10595; 914-493-3147; Email: Anna.Dolianitis@wmchealth.org; Website: www.wmchealth.org