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SOURCE Rogers Behavioral Health System; ProHealth Care
OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProHealth Care and Rogers Behavioral Health System announced today a behavioral health collaboration that will lead to greater coordination of care and better outcomes for patients.
Under the agreement, Rogers will manage the 22-bed inpatient psychiatric unit and adult mental health partial hospital program at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. ProHealth will continue to employ the staff for the programs. In addition, two psychiatrists hired by Rogers will provide psychiatric care and consultation for all inpatients at ProHealth's Waukesha Memorial and Oconomowoc Memorial hospitals who need behavioral health in addition to medical care. The three-year agreement became effective Aug. 1, with full implementation expected later this fall.
"We have talked with Rogers over the years regarding how we can collaborate and best leverage the strengths of each of our systems, theirs in behavioral health and ours in medical care," said John Robertstad, president of ProHealth Care's hospital division. "Our goal is to increase patient access to behavioral health services throughout the medical continuum of care. As a result, we foresee less duplication of services and long-term, improved outcomes for behavioral health patients."
Bill Henricks, CEO of Rogers Partners in Behavioral Health, the consulting entity that negotiated and will manage the agreement, said: "Behavioral health is what we know. We're excited to provide our focused management expertise and the knowledge that we've gained through our commitment to quality behavioral health care in Wisconsin and beyond. With this agreement, our services complement one another for the benefit of patients in southeastern Wisconsin."
About ProHealth Care
For a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, ProHealth Care Medical Associates clinics, AngelsGrace Hospice, ProHealth Home Care and Hospice, West Wood Health & Fitness Center and Regency Senior Communities. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org.
About Rogers Behavioral Health System
Rogers Behavioral Health System consists of five key corporations: Rogers Memorial Hospital; Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.; Rogers Partners in Behavioral Health, LLC; Rogers Center for Research and Training; and Rogers InHealth. The hospital has become nationally recognized for its specialized residential treatment services and affiliations with academic institutions and teaching hospitals in the area. Rogers Memorial Hospital is currently Wisconsin's largest not-for-profit, private behavioral health hospital, providing adults, children and adolescents with eating disorders treatment, addiction treatment, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders treatment, as well as caring for a variety of child and adolescent mental health concerns. For more information, please visit rogershospital.org/newsroom.
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