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Inspira Health Enhances Access to Behavioral Health Services in Salem County, NJ with New Adult Involuntary Behavioral Health Beds

Jun 14, 2024

Mullica Hill, NJ (June 14, 2024)Inspira Health announced today the opening of new involuntary Behavioral Health Services at Inspira Medical Center Mannington, reinforcing its dedication to mental health care and expanding behavioral health support for Salem County and the surrounding regions.

Previously, patients from Salem County in need of access to Involuntary Behavioral Health care had to seek or be transported to Inspira services in neighboring Cumberland County. The addition now of these beds in Mannington allows individuals to receive critical care closer to home.

"In an effort to serve our community better, we are making significant improvements to how we deliver behavioral health care," said Amy Mansue, President and CEO of Inspira Health. "By bringing involuntary beds to Salem County, we enable our patients to receive the care and support they need within their own community, which is a tremendous step forward in our mission. This investment speaks to our devotion to patient outcomes and safety for both our patients and employees."

A newly hired staff, specially trained to manage the needs of the behavioral health services, will support the new involuntary services at Inspira Medical Center Mannington. The team will consist of a diverse group of health care professionals, including a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, social workers, and art therapists.

The unit will provide 24/7 services and support for individuals 18 years and older facing significant psychiatric challenges that could also be potentially compounded by substance use disorders. The staff's multi-disciplinary approach draws on evidence-based care and community-identified programming needs to restore health and prevent long-term relapse.

"Our mission is to provide a supportive environment for healing and recovery," said Deena Tampi, Vice President of Behavioral Health at Inspira Health. “From individualized treatment plans, including art therapy, our team is equipped to customize care that optimizes the patient’s strengths and addresses the complexities of their conditions with compassion and respect."

To facilitate seamless transitions and continuity of care, Inspira has also established partnerships with other mental health organizations, such as the Acenda Institute of Health Innovation and other local organizations, enabling shared resources and expertise. Inspira’s referral system ensures that patients have access to a wider spectrum of specialized services as needed.

The new involuntary behavioral health services at Inspira Medical Center Mannington will also offer supportive programs for families and caregivers, providing them with resources and education to understand mental illness better and how to support their loved ones effectively.

Topics: Behavioral Health