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Appendix IV 

 
Summary of Innovations, Best Practices and Future Strategies from Hospitals and DASA Providers and Other Stake Holders

Information on Innovations, Best Practices and New Possible Strategies, Treatments and Approaches for Service Delivery

From: Most Impacted Hospitals, and DASA Providers and Other Stakeholders Work Committees

Hospitals

Holy Cross Hospital

Best Practices

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches

Ingalls Hospital

No submission. Discontinued services in August 2012.

Jackson Park Hospital

Best Practices

Research has shown that programs that provide the following produce the best outcomes (Reference: National Institute on Drug Abuse Research, Series 176, Washington D.C. Author Richard I. Evans PhD Professor Emeritus Michigan State University)

Loretto Hospital

No submission for Innovation section.

Norwegian Hospital

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches

Sacred Heart Hospital

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches

Roseland Hospital

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches

One of the most critical aspects of Recovery Support Services is to develop and implement hospital-based services that provide a continuum of quality care:

Clients should be eligible for recovery support services for up to twelve months following the successful discharge/completion of a clinical treatment episode. In the event of relapse during a clinical treatment episode or recovery support services, an individual will remain eligible for all services. However, they will be referred to a higher level of care or regress within their current level of care as appropriate based on provider assessment. Lastly, in the event there is a transfer to another level of care from recovery support services or within a clinical treatment episode, the client will be a priority referral.

South Shore Hospital

Best Practices

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches

St. Bernard Hospital

Best Practices

Developed by a team at the Institute of Behavioral Research at Texas Christian University [Simpson et al] in Fort Worth, Texas, is listed on S.A.M.H.S.A.'s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Mapping-Enhanced Counseling is a communication and decision-making technique which was designed to support delivery of treatment services by improving client and counselor interactions through graphic visualization tools that focus on critical issues and recovery strategies. It helps address problems more clearly than relying strictly on verbal skills. It incorporates client assessments of needs and progress with the planning and delivery of interventions targeted to client readiness, engagement, and life-skills building stages of recovery. The technique centers on the use of "node-link" maps to depict interrelationships among people, events, actions, thoughts and feelings that underlie negative circumstances and the search for potential solutions.

St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital

Refer to Recovery Support Services (Section IV) of Hospital Recommendations on Detoxification Services.

Thorek Hospital

No submission for Innovation Section.

Providers

Whitman Medical Unit (Human Service Center)

Best Practices

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches

Jefferson County Comprehensive Services, Inc.

Best Practices

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches

Lake County Addictions Treatment Program

Best Practices

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches – Challenges

Leyden Family Services

Best Practices

New Possible Strategies/Treatments/Approaches