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Title: Grand Rounds - Timothy E. Stone, M.D. - Searcy and Greil Hospital Closures: Assessment of Impact on State and Community Mental Health Service Delivery Patterns at One Year Post-Closure
Calendar: Psychiatry
Date: 11.19.2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CPM 2nd Auditorium
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Searcy and Greil Hospital Closures: Assessment of Impact on State and Community Mental Health Service Delivery Patterns at One Year Post-Closure
Timothy E. Stone, M.D.
Medical Director, Alabama Department of Mental Health
Montgomery, Alabama
Objectives: (1) Review circumstances surrounding the closure of two Alabama Department of Mental Health sate inpatient facilities in the summer and fall of 2012; (2) Provide an overview of key data related to patterns of service delivery prior to, and one year after, the hospital closures; and, (3) Examine the perceived impact of these hospital closures on mental health service delivery patterns from the perspective of community and state mental health providers.
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