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Media Contact: Clarencia J. Stephen

Published on June 02, 2015

Adventist Healthcare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services Announces Agreement with Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Rockville, MDAdventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services and Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) today announced a partnership that will expand access to high-quality mental health services for residents on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Beginning July 1, Behavioral Health & Wellness Services will lead the behavioral health service line for the Salisbury-based Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s behavioral health unit. The unit currently includes an adult inpatient unit, an adult outpatient service, and a Partial Hospitalization Program, which is an outpatient day service for adults in need of extended behavioral health care. The agreement will also include managing the child and adolescent outpatient program.

Behavioral Health & Wellness Services has provided quality inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for children and adults throughout the D.C. region for more than 30 years.

“We look forward to working in close collaboration with Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s team to support its behavioral health service line and develop strategies for future growth,” said Kevin Young, President of Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the Delmarva Peninsula’s largest healthcare facility, serving more than 500,000 patients annually. The new agreement will combine Adventist HealthCare’s expertise in providing behavioral health programs within a hospital care environment with PRMC’s long-established history of providing quality medical care on the Delmarva Peninsula.

“PRMC is excited to welcome Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services to our campus and our community,” said Karen Poisker, Vice President of Population Health at PRMC. “The knowledge and expertise they bring from years of being a leader in this specialized field of care will help us to enhance and expand our already outstanding behavioral health program.”

About Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services

Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services is a comprehensive behavioral health provider with locations in Dorchester and Montgomery counties, including Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit and The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness. The organization offers a broad range of behavioral health programs and services for young children, adolescents, adults and senior adults including therapeutic nursery programs, acute inpatient care, outpatient/dual diagnosis chemical dependency programs, residential treatment, special education and community-based residential services. Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services is part of Rockville-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in Maryland.

About Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC)

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland offers the widest array of specialty and subspecialty services on the Delmarva Peninsula. At 275 acute care beds, PRMC is the region’s largest, most advanced tertiary care facility, and has been meeting the healthcare needs of Delmarva Peninsula residents since 1897. Its 3,300 physicians, staff and volunteers provide safe, compassionate and affordable care designed to exceed the expectations of the nearly 500,000 patients who rely on the Medical Center team each year for inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, subacute and emergency/trauma services. It is the region’s oldest healthcare institution with the most experienced team of healthcare professionals. It also infuses over $375 million annually into its regional economy, and is the recipient of over 125 national awards, recognitions and certifications in the past half-decade for the care it offers patients and the outcomes they experience. Peninsula Regional Medical Center offers a full range of services, including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, joint replacement, emergency/trauma care, wound care, women’s services and comprehensive cancer care. It provides community health services through a network of family medicine and specialty care offices across Delmarva, health pavilions in Millsboro, DE and coming soon to Ocean Pines, MD and with its Wagner Wellness Van.

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