This lecture by Chris Farentinos, M.D., MPH, Director Behavioral Health Services- Legacy Health, ” Unity Center for Behavioral Health: A New Model for Behavioral Health Acute Care in Portland,” was delivered December 15, 2015 at OHSU grand rounds.
The goals of Farentinos’ talk were
- Describe the current Psychiatric Emergency Service Models;
- Describe the “Alameda Model” study- A Regional Approach to Addressing ED Psychiatric Boarding;
- Describe the Unity Center for Behavioral Health model, including the planning and implementation of the collaborative effort between Legacy Health, OHSU, Kaiser and Adventist.