DLC Recognized for Excellence Nationally…Twice

DLC Recognized for Excellence Nationally…Twice

In April, David Lawrence Centers was honored nationally among thousands of our peers for two separate awards at the 42nd Annual National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Mental Health and Addictions Conference held in Chicago.

The Center’s “Integrated Approach to Staying Safe in an Acute Care Setting” was honored with the Chairman’s Award (2nd Place nationwide) for the 2012 Negley Award in this year’s theme of “Keeping People Safe”. The Negley Awards are a series of cash grants presented to community mental health centers who demonstrate excellence in risk management practices.

The Center’s award winning risk reduction initiatives focused on five areas including assessment, community collaboration, intervention, treatment and therapeutic environment. The community collaboration element of the submission focused on our close, effective partnership with local law enforcement and NAMI through the Crisis Intervention Training Program. This powerful, standout component was instrumental in the Center receiving the national honor and we share this with them.

The Center’s telemedicine program was honored by the National Council as a Program of Significance in the Excellence in Health Information Technology category through its prestigious Awards of Excellence Program.

The Excellence in Health Information Technology Award honors organizations that have made innovative use of new technology to improve their organization or the lives of the people they serve. By receiving this honor, they deemed the telemedicine program to have resulted in practical, measurable outcomes in operational effectiveness, consumer care, internal efficiencies, decision making abilities, and/or empowerment of consumer-driven care.

Special thanks to our telemedicine partners, investors and our staff for all their hard work and support in launching and expanding this now award winning, innovative program.

May 02, 2012 | News

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