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  1. [Humboldt County] Sheriff’s Office Launches Jail-Based Mental Competency Treatment Program

    [Humboldt County] Sheriff’s Office Launches Jail-Based Mental Competency Treatment Program Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: Dressed in all brown, three men fill their coffee cups, take a seat on the couch and talk about life. It’s more relaxed here than in other places of the facility, with flowers and inspirational quotes spread across the walls. And if it weren’t for the jumpsuits and cell doors, one might forget that this is actually a county jail. On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HHCF) and Wellpath held a ribbon-cutting for the county’s newest initiative to address mental illness within the justice system, a Jail-Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) Program for offenders deemed incompetent to stand trial. […]

  2. [Santa Barbara County] Sheriff’s jail offers competency treatment

    [Santa Barbara County] Sheriff’s jail offers competency treatment November 5, 2020 – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has announced the opening of a 10-bed jail-based competency treatment program. The office works with Wellpath healthcare services to provide the treatment. JBCT is a program for patients the court has deemed incompetent to stand trial. Usually, an inmate waits several months to get a spot at a state hospital for treatment. With JBCT, patients can progress and even complete treatment in the jail. Over the past four fiscal years, Santa Barbara County averaged 50 adults per year who were jailed on felony charges and deemed incompetent to stand trial. “Our new jail-based competency treatment program will now allow inmates who are […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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, […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – July 16, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19 Partner Webinar on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Click here to access the presentation slides. Here are some other quick links to resources mentioned on the webinar: NY Times – Coronavirus in the US: Latest Map and Case Count Tracking the COVID-19 Response Updated (July 14, 2020) Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  10. 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 […]

  11. Wellpath Clinical COVID-19 Update: Stay Vigilant!

    Wellpath Partners, As communities around the country begin to open up, we are beginning to see corresponding increases in positive cases in our facilities. As your healthcare partner we feel it is our responsibility to make sure we have communicated our recommendation that no matter what is happening in your community, together we must stay vigilant and firm with regard to COVID-19 mitigation strategies. This means we suggest maintaining all core tactics and techniques designed to slow the spread including: masking, hand hygiene, cohorting, quarantining, limiting in person visits, and ensuring safe interactions with outside vendors. In addition, now more than ever it is critical that our staff understand the importance of masking and social distancing when they are not […]

  12. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – June 11, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19 Partner Webinar on Thursday, June 11, 2020. A special thank you to David Pomaville, Director of Public Health in Fresno County, California, for joining Wellpath to share his important insights about moving forward, and how the public and correctional healthcare can work together to build a healthier community. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  13. In Support of Justice for All – A message from our CEO

    Dear Wellpath Family, At Wellpath, everything we do is about taking care of people.  We pride ourselves on bringing hope and healing to those who need it most and we seek every day to Always Do the Right Thing.  That is who we are.  The senseless death of George Floyd goes against all that Wellpath stands for, and has deeply affected us all.  Like you, I feel sad, frustrated, concerned and angry.  Across the country, including in many of the communities we serve, these emotions have inspired people, including some of our own, to peacefully protest Mr. Floyd’s death, other similar incidents, and the conditions that led to them. We support these peaceful protests. Part of what has made the […]

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