Wellness Group Walk

Walking to a
Healthy You

Tuesday, June 13 and June 27
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Great Lakes Mall, Mentor

Please meet in front of Sears (inside the mall) at 1:30 p.m. wearing comfortable tennis shoes and with a bottle of water. 
We will start walking at 1:45 p.m.

Remember to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch before coming!
Please RSVP by calling Kelly at 
440-953-9999   Ext. 145 

Wellness Group Weight Management

Weight Management
Support Group

Tuesday, June 20
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Signature Health Main Building

Learn how to lose weight the healthy way, share recipes and tips, and get support from your peers!

 * A healthy snack will be provided. *

No referral needed. Just show up ready to learn and focus on a healthy lifestyle! Any questions, please call Kelly at 440-953-9999   Ext. 145

ADAMHS Board Funding Expansion

Lake County ADAMHS Board gets funds to expand Opiate Recovery Transition Program

A look at the number of heroin and total opioid overdose deaths in Ohio from 1999 through 2014.
A look at the number of heroin and total opioid overdose deaths in Ohio from 1999 through 2014. 

The Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board received $314,000 in federal funding to expand its Opiate Recovery Transition Program.

The ADAMHS Board invested local funds to launch the program this March. The program’s collaborators include Lake Health, Windsor-Laurelwood Center for Behavioral Medicine, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers and Signature Health.

The program helps Lake County residents who are “ready to commit to ongoing treatment for their opioid dependency,” according to the ADAMHS Board. So far program eligibility requirement include that residents be on Medicaid. The new funds will allow people with no insurance to access the services.

The road to the Opiate Recovery Transition Program begins when a person comes to the Lake Health Emergency Department with symptoms of Severe Opiate Use disorder as their primary clinical presentation, according to the ADAMHS Board. After medical clearance, a Lake Health Crisis Intervention Team member and the ADAMHS system’s behavioral health liaison collaborate to determine if a program referral is warranted.

If approved, the patient is transported to Windsor-Laurelwood for a seven-day withdrawal management period. Prior to discharge, the person receives their first injection of Vivitrol, a non-addictive, once monthly medication that can help prevent relapse. Counseling and longer-term outpatient treatment is arranged either through Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers or Signature Health.

ADAMHS Board Director Kim Fraser said the program is one of several available in Lake County, adding that there is no “one-size fits all” answer to addiction recovery.

“The best way for people to explore options is to call our Compass Line at 440-350-2000 or 440-918-2000. A triage specialist helps callers sort through their situations and get connected firmly and quickly with the right resources,” she said in a statement.

The $314,000 comes from the 21st Century CURES Act. Ohio as a whole recently received $26 million in 21st Century CURES Act funding. Over the course of two years, roughly $1 billion is being allocated nationally to battle the opioid epidemic.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funding will support a “comprehensive array” of prevention, treatment and recovery services depending on the needs of recipients. Funding is being issued to all 50 states, Washington, D.C., as well as four U.S. territories and the free associated states of Palau and Micronesia. The states and territories were awarded funds based on rates of overdose deaths and unmet need for opioid addiction treatment.

“Addiction is a nasty enemy to do battle with, but we and our community partners are working hard and we’re making some important inroads,” Fraser said.


Well Child Clinic

Signature Health Painesville is collaborating with the Lake Country General health Department Well Child Clinic. Below are the services available by appointment only.

Wellness Walk

Walking to a
Healthy You

Tuesday, May 9 and May 16
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Great Lakes Mall, Mentor

Please meet in front of Sears (inside the mall) at 1:30 p.m. wearing comfortable tennis shoes and with a bottle of water. 
We will start walking at 1:45 p.m.

Remember to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch before coming!

Please RSVP by calling Kelly at 
440-953-9999   Ext. 145 

Wellness Group

Weight Management
Support Group

Tuesday, May 23
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Signature Health Main Building

Learn how to lose weight the healthy way, share recipes and tips, and get support from your peers!

 * A healthy snack will be provided. *



No referral needed. Just show up ready to learn and focus on a healthy lifestyle! Any questions, please call Kelly at 440-953-9999   Ext. 145

Jonathan's Journal 3-23-17

Jonathan's Journal
Jonathan
Signature Health, Inc. Newsletter
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Linkage
340B
Thought For The Week
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April 23rd, 2017

Signature Connections Linkage

Its been a long time since I posted a new Journal so I thought it was about time to update everyone on what I have been focusing on. 2017 is a trans-formative year for Signature Health, Connections, Family Planning of North East Ohio, and Orca House as we come together to craft one dynamic new agency.

To lead this transformation, I have developed a steering committee of 24 members who will be planning how to bring the four organizations together operationally, culturally, and strategically.  Those 24 have broken up into subcommittees to develop plans for various functional areas such as HR, Finance, IT, Clinical Operations, etc.  The steering committee will be meeting again in May to review the progress each subcommittee has made.

This linkage work is critical.  I have never been a part of a project like this before, but everything I read says that "culture will eat strategy for lunch"...  So I am focused on making sure we get this right.

The subcommittee plans will be developed by the end of September and we will bring them together to make one master plan which will be shared widely and often.

I will update everyone on our progress after the Steering Committee meets again in May.
340 B Program

Now that Signature Health has achieved designation as an FQHC we are now eligible to participate in the 340B program.

The 340B program is a pharmaceutical purchasing program where eligible safety net providers can purchase pharmaceuticals at deeply discounted prices, often as much as 50% on brand name medications!  This discount will allow us to provide medications for patients on a sliding scale regardless of their ability to pay!  It will also allow us to fund other priorities and expand programs.

Our Willoughby location was able to be enrolled into the program as of April 1st, 2017 so they are just in the learning curve.  Our locations in Ashtabula and Garfield will become enrolled on July 1st, 2017.

If you work with a Signature Health patient who qualifies for Medicaid or our new reduced sliding scale please encourage them to fill thier prescriptions at our pharmacy because we will be able to get them the medication cheaper than anywhere else they would go, often by a large amount!
Thought For The Week

Not failure, but low aim, is crime. -J.R. Lowell

Make it a Great Week !  

Go CAVS - Defend The Land !

Jonathan

Signature Health, Inc., 38882 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094

New Medical Records Department Fax Number

Signature Health's Willoughby location now has a NEW Medical Records Department fax number. To obtain records, please send requests and releases to 440-269-2551.

Please Note - this number can ONLY be used to request records.

Expressions of Recovery Art Show

Love art? Come to the Great Lakes Mall from May 1 - May 25 to see some beautiful artwork created by local Ohio residents! But this art is special, as each piece has been created by people with mental illness who use and create art to help them in their recovery. Come support these amazing people and show them that we are in this together!