New Concept in Urgent Care: Treating Both Medical and Behavioral Health

first_img“What’s extraordinary about it is that it’s ordinary,” said Donald Parker, CEO of Carrier Clinic and president of Care Transformation for Behavioral Health for HMH. “It’s in a neighborhood, it’s in a community, it’s across the street from the hospital. It’s got a parking lot. It’s not someplace that you can’t see. It’s not hiding away in the back of the emergency room.” NEPTUNE CITY – Whether you have the flu or feelings of depression or anxiety, a new urgent care center with behavioral health services can help. The center’s opening is a collaborative effort between Hackensack Meridian Health, with corporate offices in Edison, and Carrier Clinic, based in Belle Mead, meant to bring integrated health care to the community. Their three main goals are to get rid of the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues, provide people experiencing mental health issues with the latest treatments through new technologies, and rapidly expand access to care. Parker said they expect this to be the first behavioral health urgent care center integrated with a medical urgent care center in the country. It will give patients the ability to walk in and receive help immediately. Previously, people seeking immediate help with nonemergent issues might have had to go to the emergency room, which he described as “expensive” and “crowded.” “We saw the rates of depression across the United States and in New Jersey significantly rise. We saw suicide rates continually going up. Just last year alone in New Jersey, over 3,000 of our citizens passed away due to opioid overdoses,” said Garrett. Parker said he thinks the future of behavioral health is “all about being commonplace, being ordinary, being in the places that we need it.” The center is located on Route 33 in Neptune City. After looking at statistics years ago, Garrett said the board of Hackensack Meridian Health knew it had to do something to combat the problems facing the health care system at large. He said studies show that 1 in 5 Americans have some type of mental illness. The pursuit to open such a center started seven years ago when Parker wrote a grant for a center for Medicare and Medicaid services that was ultimately denied. “I’ve been pounding on it,” he said. Bob Garrett, Hackensack Meridian Health CEO, said patients with mental illnesses or addictions had to navigate busy emergency departments at hospitals, competing with patients who are having strokes, heart attacks or have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. “Many of those patients don’t need emergent care, but they need urgent care. They need quality urgent care. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do here,” said Garrett. The center has a physician on site at all times, access to specialists, a lab with X-ray and EKG machines, as well as follow-up communication with primary care providers. It is not a clinic nor does it replace a patient’s psychiatrist, therapist or psychologist. Patients with more serious symptoms such as thoughts of suicide should go to a Behavioral Health Clinic, professional or local emergency room equipped to handle that higher level of care, according to the center. Noting a lack of addiction treatment centers in New Jersey, Garrett said one is now underway in northern New Jersey that will open later this year into next year. It will include 80 in-patient beds and out-patient services and programs. “Too many people in New Jersey, particularly our young people, are still traveling out of state for addiction treatment services. They’re going to states like Florida and Arizona and California,” he said. At a ribbon cutting Friday, the people behind Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care with Behavioral Health, located across from Jersey Shore University Medical Center, said this could be the first center of its kind in the country. “What I love about what Bob and Don and all of you have done here is you’re setting an example of what the future should look like,” Kennedy said. “We want chronic disease management of these illnesses. We want them integrated into the rest of physical health care.” An estimated 140 attendees visited Neptune City’s urgent care center for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 20. Speakers included Garrett; Parker; former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy; deputy commissioner of Integrated Health for New Jersey Deborah Hartel; and Neptune Mayor Carol Rizzo. In a passionate delivery, Kennedy said the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic and suicide crisis is “pitiful.” Backers and supporters of the new Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care with Behavioral Health center gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 20 in Neptune City.Photo by Allison Perrine Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger said the center fills “a huge niche” and also gets patients out of the emergency room. “I think it’s great. It’s really something I’d like to see expanded.”last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2017)–With a couple of confident looks back, veteran Corey Nakatani stepped on the gas heading into the far turn and went on to a convincing 1 ¾ length win aboard Goodyearforroses in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares.  Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old Irish-bred mare got a mile and one eighth on grass in 1:47.98 as she took her third consecutive stakes race of the Winter Meet.A measured fourth, about two lengths off of pacesetter Kenriya three furlongs from home, Goodyearforroses made an eye catching move around the turn, swung three-wide turning for home and aside from a couple back-handed reminders, was hand-ridden to victory.A winner of both the Robert J. Frankel Stakes on Dec. 31 and the Astra II Stakes on Feb. 2,  Goodyearforroses was off at even money in a field of eight and paid $4.00, $3.00 and $2.20.Transferred to Baltas following a third place finish in the Grade III Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine on Nov. 5, Goodyearforroses is unbeaten with her new connections.“She’s been aggressive from the time we got her and it’s nice to have a jock like Corey, who I don’t have to give any instructions to,” said Baltas. “She’s done everything right and she’s acted like a good horse.  We’ve got some weight on her now and she’s all race horse.”When asked where she might run next, Baltas responded, “We might stay home and run in the Gamely (Grade I, 1 1/8 miles on turf, May 27).”Owned by Abbondanza Racing, LLC, who brought a large throng of racing enthusiasts to the Winner’s Circle, Goodyearforroses now has seven wins from 15 starts and with the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $365,995.“The sky’s the limit,” said Nakatani. “She’s doing unbelievable, as you can tell from the way she ran today.  She tells us when she wants to run and she’s just such a good mare.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Argentine-bred Pretty Girl, who was last after six furlongs, proved second best, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Sweet Charity. Off at 7-1, Pretty Girl paid $7.20 and $3.80.With Flavien Prat up, Sweet Charity was off at 4-1 and paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.85, 48.90, 1:12.80 and 1:36.58.First post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit read more

Sunshine Girl Griffiths the ‘silent killer’ ready for Netball World Cup

first_imgJamaica Sunshine Girls have two of the most talented and highly rated goal shooters on the planet in Romelda Aiken and Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. But no matter how excellent a team’s goal shooters are, they need players to complement them in order for the team to become successful.In goal attack Anna-Kay Griffiths, the Sunshine Girls have that player.Griffiths is expected to be the main supply line to the shooters, as well as provide backup shooting, but the Sunshine Girls, who has already played at the World Cup, is ready to play her part in the quest for gold Down Under.”I am very much ready, as ready as I can be. This year is different, the focus and the team bonding has helped us to gel together and it’s a beautiful feeling,” she told The Gleaner before the team’s departure on Thursday. “I am quite comfortable with the girls and I don’t have much to focus on more than to go out there and execute.”I gained some experience from my first World Cup, so my experience from the first one I will be applying it to this one,” she stated.Stronger, more confident”My game has improved a lot and I am stronger mentally and physically and I am more confident,” she added.The St Catherine Racers player, who took a two-year hiatus from international netball before returning to the squad last year, says, at first look, an opponent or spectator might underestimate her ability. However, she said, after seeing her on the court, one normally gets a total different impression, and she insists upon being ready to play her best in her supporting role to Aiken and Fowler-Reid.”I am a silent killer. People will look at me and say that I cannot do that, but when they see me do it they don’t believe. So I am a conservative person, but when I go out on the court I give it my best,” Griffiths remarked.”We have been training together and we have been doing a lot of passing (combination plays) in to Romelda and Jahniele and we seem to understand each other inside the circle, so that part of it is good.”The environment that we are in has been perfect, so that has been a plus for us. It’s for us to go out and execute. I am just focused and I know I will get the support from my coaches and my teammates, I’ve just got to go out and do my best,” she said.last_img read more

Campbell leads Scorpions revival

first_img POWERFUL OPENER PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Captain John Campbell struck his first half-century of the tournament as Jamaica Scorpions overcame a dodgy start to their run chase, to edge ICC Americas by a single wicket in the final-round game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday. In pursuit of a tricky 254 at the National Cricket Centre, Scorpions stumbled to 23 for two in the third over before recovering to reach their target in the 46th over. The left-handed Campbell was behind the recovery, stroking a top score of 82 off 74 balls and anchoring two successive half-century stands. He put on 55 with AndrÈ McCarthy, who scored 24, and added a further 70 for the fourth wicket with Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood, who made 30. Brandon King hit a crucial 27 before tail-ender Marquino Mindley weighed in with an invaluable unbeaten 24 in a 39-run, unbroken last-wicket stand with wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas (14 not out), to see their side over the line. Off-spinner Nitish Kumar finished with three for 50, while fast bowler Hammad Shahid had (2-32) and Muhammad Khan (2-46). The victory drew Scorpions level with Barbados Pride on 14 points and put pressure on them to win their day-night encounter against unbeaten title-holders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in order to qualify for the semi-finals. Scorpions themselves were put under pressure by an impressive display from the Americas batsmen, who racked up 253 for eight off their 50 overs for their best total of the tournament. Opting to bat first, they were powered by opener Ruvindu Gunasekara’s 87, while the in-form Srimantha Wijeyeratne carved out 45 and Nitish Kumar, 43. Hamza Tariq then unleashed a whirlwind 14-ball 35 at the death to pile even more headache on Scorpions. They started shakily with Steven Taylor (9) and Akeem Dodson (6) removed with 51 runs on the board in the 15th over. The left-handed Gunasekara then led the revival, stroking eight fours and three sixes in an innings requiring 121 balls. Kumar followed suit, hammering three fours off 62 deliveries. Together, they added an entertaining 99 for the third wicket. Both fell within three overs of each other, but the Americas refused to let up, with Wijeyeratne pummelling six fours and a six off 28 balls and Tariq playing fearlessly as well. West Indies left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell picked up three wickets, but gave up 57 runs off his seven overs, while pacer Mindley was also expensive, taking two for 69. Scorpions were then rattled early, with opener Jermaine Harrison (4) and Guyanese Trevon Griffith (8) falling cheaply with 23 runs on the board in the fourth over. They recovered well through Campbell’s enterprise, the opener striking eight fours and two sixes in an attacking knock. Cruising at 148 for three, Scorpions lost three quick wickets for 34 runs to slide to 182 for six in the 30th over. King and Devon Thomas (21) then put on a crucial 35 for the seventh wicket, before the innings was plunged into more turmoil when three wickets tumbled in the space of seven balls without a run added. Tottering on 218 for nine in the 36th over, the odds were against the Scorpions, but Mindley and Aldaine Thomas held their nerve well.last_img read more

LeBron’s stats ‘probably ahead’ of Michael Jordan’s, says Scottie Pippen

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES But as far as Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen is concerned, “The King” may have already surpassed “His Airness” from a statistical standpoint.In an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Pippen gave his two cents on the ongoing “Jordan vs. James” debate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The numbers don’t lie. He’s right there,” he described the four-time NBA MVP, as relayed by USA Today’s Andrew Joseph.“He probably will never catch him in terms of MVP, but in terms of statistics, LeBron is right there. And when you look across the board—not just scoring—check his assists, check his rebounds … he’s probably ahead of Jordan.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon PLAY LIST 01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon00:50Trending Articles05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson From a numbers standpoint, there certainly is some truth to Pippen’s assumptions, as James does indeed hold a statistical advantage over Jordan in two major categories other than scoring and steals per game.In 15 seasons, Jordan holds career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.8 blocks, while James currently checks in at 27.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.But with the current form James is displaying in his 15th NBA season, it’s safe to assume that his impressive numbers will even go higher in the coming years.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew #KicksStalker: New chapter begins as Irving introduces Kyrie 4 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat hugs Michael Jordan after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 109-98 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 28, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPAlthough a lot of great talents have graced the NBA hardwood over the years, the title of “G.O.A.T” (Greatest of All Time) is still undoubtedly held by Michael Jordan.With Kobe Bryant—the player many believe is the closest to Jordan—now retired from the sport, most fans see Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James as the all-time great’s worthy successor.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Berahino named in England squad to face Slovenia and Scotland

first_img1 Saido Berahino has been named in the England squad to face Slovenia and Scotland.The West Brom youngster has scored eight goals in 13 appearances for the Baggies this season, as well as helping England Under-21s reach the European Championship Finals.Wayne Rooney’s inclusion means the Manchester United striker is on course to win his 100th Three Lions cap in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia later this month.There’s a spot for West Ham’s Stewart Downing, while Michael Carrick is also included in Roy Hodgson’s squad.“The fact he has done so well for the England Under-21s side is the reason why I have called Saido up,” England manager Roy Hodgson said. “He was in our minds last time but the Under-21s games were too important to pull him out of on that occasion.”Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Ben Foster, Joe Hart Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere, Theo WalcottForwards: Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Welbeck, Saido Berahino Saido Berahino in action for the England Under-21s last_img read more

Reports – Manchester United eye Angel Di Maria replacement?

first_imgManchester United will only sign highly-rated Lazio winger Felipe Anderson if Angel Di Maria leaves the club this summer, according to reports.Old Trafford scouts have been monitoring the Brazilian’s progress in Serie A throughout the season and have joined fierce rivals Manchester City and Liverpool in the hunt for his signature.According to the La Gazzetta dello Sport, sources close to Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal have revealed that until Di Maria’s future is decided, United are not prepared to meet Lazio’s £40m valuation.As talkSPORT told you this week, the future of British football’s most expensive footballer is unclear after an indifferent first season in the Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain have been heavily linked with the former Real Madrid man.United have already splashed the cash to sign PSV starlet Memphis Depay before the start of next season and could be tempted to secure Anderson’s services too, given the 22-year-old has scored ten goals and made eight assists in 30 appearances to catapult his club into the Champions League positions. 1 Felipe Anderson in action for Lazio last_img read more

WATCH! Di Maria shows Man United what they are missing with brilliant goal

first_img Angel Di Maria 1 While Manchester United were losing in Holland last night, Angel Di Maria showed them that they are missing.The Argentine winger, who left Old Trafford in the summer after just one season, starred for Paris Saint-Germain on his Champions League debut for the French club.Di Maria looked back to his confident best, as he took just four minutes to open the scoring against Malmo with a brilliant finish, and was a constant menace all night as PSG ran out 2-0 winners.last_img

Tops in her class

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Lakeside Middle School teacher Nicky McLean is not one to pat herself on the back – not even when she’s been singled out as one of the region’s best educators.She would rather highlight supervisors who give her flexibility to develop new programs, or colleagues she says are just as deserving as her to be among 10 finalists named in the Educator of the Year program from the California League of Middle Schools.CLMS is a nonprofit professional group that aims to improve the knowledge of middle-school educators so that they can help students experience academic success and personal well-being.“For me to receive this, I feel very honored. And yet, I work with good people every day who are role models for me,” said McLean, who’s been teaching sixth-grade math and science at Lakeside for about six years and has spent her entire 18-year teaching career at the Little Lake City School District.“I am grateful, but I’m also very appreciative because of the environment I work in at Lakeside,” she added.McLean earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Biola University, and worked mostly in elementary schools until a few years ago, when the sixth grade was moved over to the middle schools.She said she decided to become a teacher because “the idea that I thought I could help somebody, the thought of helping people is what I wanted.”“Sometimes, things don’t come as easily to some people as they do to others. Children struggle with things, and I know what it’s like to have to really work for something,” McLean said. “That’s what I wanted to bring to the teaching profession.”In the CLMS Educator of the Year program, one winner is chosen from among 10 finalists in all 11 regions throughout the state for exemplary efforts to implement elements of educational reform in the middle school.Although McLean did not win the top honor, Lakeside Middle Principal Sandy Sanders said she wasn’t surprised to find out that McLean was one of the finalists.“The first thing is, she’s an outstanding classroom teacher,” Sanders said. “But she also never settles for just what’s required. She always goes above and beyond to help kids and teachers.”Sanders said McLean coordinates the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) program; implemented an at-risk program called Invisible Mentor; coaches the school’s Science Olympiad Team; and has been working districtwide to raise funds for GATE students to attend summer institutes. 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more


first_imgARE YOU A MAVERICK? Maverick’s Barbers is the best place in town – and in their latest instalment the Mavericks team are going hot and cold! It’s not just your other half that can be hot or cold! When grooming, the temperature of the water you use can help to achieve even better results. Ever taken a cold shower and noticed the difference in the way your skin feels vs. when you take a warm one?What about after you shave does your face feel better after a splash of cold water? Or, have you ever hopped out of a warm shower and struggled to get your hairstyle just right?Has anyone ever explained to you why you should use warm water to shave? Well warm water is one of the musts for a comfortable shave as it helps to get the closest most comfortable shave.Therefore we decide to elaborate on when to use either hot or cold water to your advantage. Cold Water.GOOD FOR HAIR:When you are finished shampooing and conditioning your hair, give it a final rinse with cold water. Why?Well, it closes the cuticles that are on each and every hair follicle. Your hair will not only feel cleaner butit will give off a great natural shine.GOOD FOR SKIN: This is good for your post‐shave and the final rinse in the shower, as well. Cold water calms and also tightens the skin.Allowing for your skin to look shinier, feel cleaner and aids in optimizing the topical products (i.e. after shave balms and moisturizers) you put on after drying off.Not to mention, if you were still trying to wake up, cold water can take care of that too!Who said keeping cool and looking good couldn’t go hand in hand? Warm WaterGOOD FOR HAIR:Water breaks down the hydrogen bonds that keep hair firm, therefore making the hair follicles fragile or weak.Hence, when trying to style in a particular way it will be more malleable and workable.GOOD FOR SKIN:A slight increase in water temperature acts to kill bacteria on the skin, helps create a better lather, causes the pores to open, and makes the skin softer and more pliable. This allows the hair to be cut easier and closer.If the water is too warm, the skin can become sensitive to the touch, inviting irritation of the skin (ie. razor burn) after shaving.Who knew shaving was a science?In Mavericks we constantly use temperature to achieve better results… Hot towel shave, ice cold towels, hair dryer hi‐temp/low‐temp etc. And now you can too.Why not call in and ask us any questions you have?Or check out our facebook page‐Traditional‐Barbershop‐1544230652533677/?fref=tsARE YOU A MAVERICK? IT’S NOT JUST YOUR OTHER HALF THAT CAN BE HOT OR COLD! was last modified: June 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Are you a Maverick? HotcoldcolumnFeaturesMavericks Barbersnewslast_img read more