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Rogers and Children’s developing Center for Excellence

04/27/20 02:28:pm

childrens wisconsin.jpgPlans have been approved for a Center for Excellence as part of Rogers Behavioral Health’s and Children’s Wisconsin’s collaboration.

The Center for Excellence will begin with two projects: the development of new day treatment (PHP and IOP) services for kids and families affected by complex trauma and day treatment programs for children with co-occurring, complex medical and behavioral health concerns.

“We are excited to partner with a well-respected institution to help the community,” says Paul Mueller, CEO, Rogers Hospital Division.

Planning has begun on the pilot program for co-occurring medical and behavioral health conditions with the intention of launching it at Rogers’ Brown Deer outpatient center later this year. Timing for the second program is yet to be determined.

So far, collaborative efforts between Rogers and Children’s has resulted in reduced transfer times for patients in the emergency department, reduced insurance denials, an improved referral process, enhanced communication between the organizations, and an overall better provider, patient, and family experience.

A joint statement from Paul Mueller and Amy Herbst, vice president, Mental and Behavioral Health, Children’s Wisconsin, announced the plans and thanked the hard work being put into this project by members of the Joint Steering Committee, which is made up of leadership from both organizations.

“We are optimistic that through continued collaboration and innovation, our shared work will benefit kids and families as—together—we rise to the challenge of our community’s mental health crisis,” they said.

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