Strategic Vision for Behavioral Health Regional Integration Closer to Reality for Westchester Medical Center Health Network

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Diamond and WMCHealth are looking at provider models, bed complements and using multiple avenues to reach people in need of mental health services – a forward thinking approach that will have a positive impact on the area and treat patients closer to home.

Diamond Healthcare Corporation (Diamond), a leading provider of population health services throughout the United States is close to wrapping up strategic assessments at WMCHealth’s Hospitals.

“These assessments are critical as our organizations collaborate to formulate the most appropriate strategy for an integrated continuum of behavioral healthcare through the Westchester Medical Center Health Network,” said Richard Feldman, Diamond’s President and CEO. “Together, Diamond and WMCHealth are looking at provider models, bed complements and using multiple avenues to reach people in need of mental health services.”

“WMCHealth is comprised of 10 hospitals spanning an entire region. We are now one of the largest provider of mental health services in New York State and are devoted to providing quality care as close to our patients’ homes as possible,” explained Eric Amoh, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, WMCHealth. “Our vision is to create a regional, integrated behavioral health care delivery system that can be deployed across our network, and we are turning to Diamond to help us realize this vision.”

Assessments have been completed in six hospitals across the WMCHealth Network in Poughkeepsie, Suffern, Port Jervis, Kingston and Margaretville.

Diamond partnered with the WMCHealth in December 2015 to provide management services for the Behavioral Health Center on its Valhalla campus, the first step in a much larger initiative.

About Diamond Healthcare Corporation
Diamond Healthcare Corporation is a population health company focused on developing contemporary services that enhance the mental and physical well-being of communities. Diamond partners with hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide to implement, improve and expand their behavioral health offerings. We offer management and consulting expertise in population health, chemical dependency, facilities planning, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and employee assistance.

Drawing on 30 years of experience, we understand what works in today’s changing healthcare environment and how to help our clients’ position themselves for long-term sustainability.
Visit http://www.diamondhealth.com

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From 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, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.

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