Category: In the news
  1. Dr. Kevin Huckshorn on Transforming Forensic State Hospitals with Evidence-Based Humanity

    Kevin Huckshorn, Ph.D. MSN, RN, CADC, was vacationing on Sanibel Island in 1992 when she received a call from her boss that she needed to go to Quail Ridge in South Miami, Florida, which, two days prior, had been slammed by Hurricane Andrew. She hopped in the car and headed southeast toward the Keys. As Dr. Huckshorn got into southern Dade County she took in the damage. There were no street signs or functioning lights. Palm trees had been stripped and stood like large toothpicks. Dr. Huckshorn grew up in Florida and was familiar with the havoc hurricanes can wreak. Even so, she found the aftermath of Andrew shocking. She managed to get lost, unsure of the city’s limits, and […]

  2. Wellpath Community Care Centers Joined by Local Leaders to Open Clinic in Roseville

    Roseville, CA – Earlier this month, Wellpath held a ribbon cutting and virtual grand opening event for their first Community Care Center in Roseville, devoted to treating opioid use disorder. Area leaders and healthcare providers joined to celebrate this new treatment option in the battle against the opioid epidemic. “We are excited to bring our expertise to the Roseville area and expand local options for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders,” said Dr. Neil Schamban, President. “Wellpath is devoted to combatting the opioid crisis, providing the highest level of care for our patients, and helping heal the communities that are impacted by this epidemic.” “In my over 22 years as Sheriff, I’ve seen the impact opioid addiction has had on […]

  3. Pear Therapeutics Announces Availability of reSET® and reSET-O® to Wellpath Community Care Center Patients; Wellpath to Bring Prescription Digital Therapeutics for Addiction to New Outpatient Treatment Centers

    Pear Therapeutics Announces Availability of reSET® and reSET-O® to Wellpath Community Care Center Patients; Wellpath to Bring Prescription Digital Therapeutics for Addiction to New Outpatient Treatment Centers Pear’s reSET and reSET-O are the first US FDA-authorized Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs) for patients with substance use disorder and opioid use disorder Collaboration combines PDTs with outpatient treatment for addiction to elevate care for patients affected by this public health crisis BOSTON and NASHVILLE, September 23, 2020 — Wellpath Community Care Centers and Pear Therapeutics, Inc. today announced availability of FDA-authorized prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs) with outpatient care, to elevate the nation’s battle against the substance and opioid use crisis. Wellpath Community Care Centers may now offer Pear’s reSET® and reSET-O® products […]

  4. Wellpath Community Care Centers Joined by Local Leaders to Open Clinic in Roseville

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Roseville, CA – This morning, Wellpath held a ribbon cutting and virtual grand opening event for their first Community Care Center in Roseville, devoted to treating opioid use disorder. Area leaders and healthcare providers joined to celebrate this new treatment option in the local battle against the opioid epidemic. Links to event coverage: B-Roll [vimeo.com], Photography [we.tl], Zoom recording [vimeo.com]. “We are excited to bring our expertise to the Roseville area and expand local options for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders,” said Dr. Neil Schamban, President. “Wellpath is devoted to combatting the opioid crisis, providing the highest level of care for our patients, and helping heal the communities that are impacted by this epidemic.” “In my […]

  5. Wellpath Community Care Centers Opens Clinic in Roseville To Treat Opioid Use

    Roseville, CA – On August 18, Wellpath announced the grand opening of its first Community Care Center in Roseville, devoted to treating opioid use disorder. “We are excited to bring our expertise to the Roseville area and expand local options for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders,” said Dr. Neil Schamban, President. “Wellpath is devoted to combatting the opioid crisis, providing the highest level of care for our patients, and helping heal the communities that are impacted by this epidemic.” Wellpath is a leading healthcare company transforming public health by delivering hope and healing to those who need it most. The Roseville center will provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and therapy to treat opioid use disorder. As part of the program, […]

  6. Ben Slocum, Former WebMD Health Services Chief Executive Officer Joins Wellpath

    Nashville, TN – Wellpath announced today that Ben Slocum joins Wellpath’s expanding operations team as Chief Operating Officer. Slocum is an experienced healthcare industry executive who brings vast knowledge from across the healthcare field.  Ben will work closely with our Division Presidents to ensure that we meet our commitments to our patients, people and partners, while achieving our operational goals.  Key areas of focus will include leveraging our significant support resources, and developing our talent and culture. “Ben’s experience speaks for itself; he is a talented leader and a dedicated professional who is committed to consumer healthcare,” said Jorge Dominicis, Wellpath CEO. “He has an impressive combination of executive management, business strategy and innovation, and we are thrilled to welcome […]

  7. Juneteenth: A Day of Solidarity // A Letter from our CEO

    Dear Wellpath Colleagues — I remember as a young man working for a gentleman who repaired HVAC systems. We were driving back from a day’s work in south Florida and there was someone without a shirt, jogging along the side of the road. My colleague said, “that’s illegal, you can’t exercise without a shirt.” I said, no it’s not — I play hoops without a shirt all the time. He looked at me and said, “I was stopped jogging just last week; the difference, Jorge, is you’re not black.” This year, on Juneteenth, we commemorate and celebrate the end of slavery, it is important to remember that the burden of systemic racism remains real. There are so many stories of […]

  8. Maple Lane nurse finds joy in helping patients

    Candice Noble has seen and heard just about everything in her work as a registered nurse in a psychiatric facility. “When you’re in behavioral health it is not boring,” she said with a laugh. “It is a very high-paced job that you just don’t know what to expect.” Being a registered nurse and the program administrator at Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program means expecting the unexpected, however. Click here to read the complete article.

  9. Yolo County Jail staff continue efforts to combat COVID-19

    Precautions being taken at the Yolo County Jail and Juvenile Detention Facility seem to be paying off. While giving an update to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sheriff Tom Lopez reported no cases of COVID-19 at the adult facilities. Patrol units have “stayed busy” as the department is receiving more calls than normal though Lopez said they primarily aren’t related to the pandemic. Calls about people violating the health order have mostly stopped since golf courses reopened, he explained. Click here to read the complete article from the Daily Democrat.

  10. Wellpath Donates Surgical Masks to Correction Staff and Residents

    Wellpath announced a donation of surgical masks to Westchester County Department of Correction to add to their strategic supply being provided to their staff and residents. This effort is in addition to masks being provided for all Wellpath staff and supports the mask protocols for all essential staff and residents that was initiated by the Westchester County Department of Correction (WCDOC) in an effort to lessen the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in the facility. Read more: https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/4212-wellpath-donates-surgical-masks-to-correction-staff-and-residents  

  11. Prisons, jails will reignite the coronavirus pandemic unless we act to stop it | OPINION

    The high rate of COVID-19 infections in some of our nation’s prisons and jails is a stark warning of what could happen if our nation continues to treat inmates and healthcare workers in those facilities as second class citizens, unworthy of personal protective equipment. The outbreaks among the incarcerated will contribute to the current overburdening of hospitals. But more ominously, as asymptomatic inmates are released they will infect their communities, as will correctional healthcare workers who travel daily from their facility to their home. If our nation wants to turn the corner on the global pandemic, we must move quickly to address this aspect of the crisis. Read the full Op Ed here: https://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2020/05/08/coronavirus-nc-prisons-jails-reignite-covid-19-pandemic-unless-we-act-stop/3076222001/  

  12. Sheriff Responds to False Media Reporting about Healthcare in the Grand Traverse County Jail

    Wellpath Partner: Grand Traverse County, Michigan Grand Traverse County Sheriff, Thomas J. Bensley, recently wrote an op-ed for the Traverse City Record-Eagle responding to the inaccuracies the media company had previously published regarding inadequate medical care at the Grand Traverse County Jail. Sheriff Bensley writes: “Recent articles in the Traverse City Record-Eagle surrounding Mr. Greg Hall’s complaints of inadequate medical care for his mother while she was incarcerated in the Grand Traverse County Jail have been inaccurate and very misleading.” Read the Sheriff’s entire letter here. Our company is honored to partner with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office. It is a privilege for our team to continuously deliver compassionate, high-quality medical and mental healthcare to our patients in Michigan. […]

  13. Tampa Bay Times story highlighting Stefanie Beetz, Wellpath Mental Health Coordinator

    Congratulations to Stefanie Beetz, Wellpath mental health coordinator on being recognized by the Tampa Bay Times for her compassionate care for our Pasco County patients. She collaborated with Pasco Sheriff’s Office to create new innovative mental health units focused on reducing recidivism. Stephanie is passionate about helping patients lead successful lives after release—connecting them with in-patient and outpatient services, caseworkers, and preparing them for jobs with resume writing and interviewing skills. Thank you for all you do, Stefanie! Read the entire article here.