Northeast Delta HSA and Franklin Parish Hospital Service District Provide Collaborative Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Citizens

Collaboration provides integrated behavioral health and primary care for citizens in Franklin Parish.

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Behavioral health clients who may not otherwise consider primary health services will have access to the care they need, said NE Delta HSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer.

Monroe, LA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) and Franklin Parish Hospital Service District 1 announced today the creation of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to collaboratively serve citizens in Franklin Parish. The MOA provides integrated care for people seeking behavioral health care and/or primary health care.

Northeast Delta HSA will accept appropriate referrals from Franklin Parish Hospital Service District 1 to provide major mental health and/or substance abuse disorder services. Franklin Parish Hospital Service District 1 will accept appropriate referrals from Northeast Delta HSA to provide primary health and dental care services to patients who do not require services for serious mental illnesses.

“We are fulfilling the promise we made to the people of our region to deliver excellent customer service, greater access, and quality, competent care,” said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Northeast Delta HSA Executive Director.

“This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to provide in-depth behavioral health care services to the citizens of Franklin Parish,” said Dr. Sizer. “Behavioral health clients who may not otherwise consider primary health services will have access to the care they need.”

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality possible in health care,” said Blake Kramer, Franklin Medical Center CEO. “This agreement supports our goal to ensure every patient receives the care they need with great satisfaction and service.”

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About Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA)
Northeast Delta HSA directs the operation of community-based programs to improve the quality of life of people with major mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders. Northeast Delta HSA is devoted to deliver programs and services that encourage people to reach their true human potential. Three tenets guide our efforts: excellent customer service, greater access to services and competent, quality care. Northeast Delta HSA serves citizens in 12 parishes of northeastern Louisiana: Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Ouachita, Lincoln, Madison, Franklin, Morehouse, Jackson, Tensas, Richland and Union. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nedeltahsa.org or call 318-362-3270.

About Franklin Parish Hospital Service District
As an integral part of our community, Franklin Medical Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality health care and customer satisfaction to all those we serve. We are committed to delivering compassionate, capable, and personalized treatment to our patients and their families, always keeping in mind that our responsibility is to the health needs of the people.