FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Darci Wiley, 234-0234, ext. 100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center awarded $81,000 SCL Health Montana Region grant for integration of care Miles City, Montana (May 11, 2021) – Nearly 30% of all hospital admissions in Eastern Montana from 2010-2014 had at least one diagnosis for a mental disorder, according to the Montana DPHHS Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support. To support the need for more mental health services in Eastern Montana, SCL Health Montana has awarded the Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) with an $81,000 grant to develop and implement an integrated model of care that will address behavioral health in the hospital setting.
“Mental health is a serious concern across Montana, especially in the eastern part of the state. Holy Rosary Healthcare is committed to addressing the mental and behavioral health needs in our community. We’re pleased to provide funding support for this collaborative project to support and care for our most vulnerable residents,” said Karen Costello, President of SCL Health – Holy Rosary Healthcare.
Caring for the Whole Person, is a collaborative approach between partnering entities – EMCMHC, Rimrock Foundation, and Holy Rosary Healthcare. These partners will bring enhanced resources and systems of care to the Emergency department, Acute, Post-Acute and Long Term Care settings at Holy Rosary Healthcare. The goal of this project is to detect, successfully treat, and prevent the escalation of behavioral health needs that co-occur and can become exacerbated with physical health issues that can lead to further decline.
“We are excited to have this collaboration and thankful for the support of SCL Health Montana Region as we all work together to provide the best physical and mental health care possible to residents of this region,” said Brenda Kneeland, CEO of EMCMHC.
Caring for the Whole Person will bring certified peer support specialists and therapists into the primary care setting at Holy Rosary Healthcare, with implementation taking place over the next couple of months.
About Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center Established in 1967, EMCMHC provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to residents of 17 counties in Eastern Montana. To learn more about EMCMHC and its services, please visit emcmhc.org.
About Holy Rosary Healthcare Holy Rosary Healthcare delivers compassionate, quality care to the people of eastern Montana. Serving the region for more than 105 years, Holy Rosary Healthcare is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Miles City, Montana. Holy Rosary Healthcare offers 24-hour care and dozens of progressive specialty services. Holy Rosary is part of SCL Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system with 12 hospitals in Colorado and Montana. Together, Holy Rosary Healthcare, St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, and St. James Healthcare in Miles City, represent SCL Health Montana. To learn more about Holy Rosary Healthcare, visit www.holyrosaryhealthcare.org.