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Stairways holds Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

BLOOM Collaborative recently played host to a meeting of the minds that brought staff from Stairways, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health Crisis Residential Unit and Saint Vincent Hospital’s inpatient behavioral health program to the table to share ideas.

The Lunch and Learn event on Oct. 20 provided for staff of the respective providers an opportunity to discuss referral procedures and offer overviews of their programs. Stairways program directors gave presentations of services including blended case management, mobile medication management, psychiatric rehabilitation, peer support and residential programs.

This year’s version marked the second such version of the event, after Stairways held the inaugural Lunch and Learn in October 2015.

While there, visitors also toured BLOOM’s five-acre wellness campus to get a taste for its brand of healing arts.

Stairways Blended Case Manager Laurie Bizzarro coordinated the event. As part of her targeted outreach at Saint Vincent, Safe Harbor and Millcreek Community Hospital, Bizzarro helps patients understand the programs that are available to them upon their discharge. This outreach helps individuals to better consider their support options, and assists hospital personnel who are responsible for external patient referrals.

“This event gave staff from a number of different service providers the opportunity to understand how each of us works so that we can determine how to work together to provide the best care possible,” Bizzarro said. “It was great to see the partnerships that we formed at last year’s event come to fruition the way they have and discuss how we can improve them even more in the future.”

Above: Staff of Stairways and St. Vincent meet to discuss ideas.

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