spectrum healthcare @2017
Our goal at Spectrum Healthcare is to help YOU feel better, and a part of that is continually assessing the needs of our community. Please click on one of these two links and take a few minutes to fill out the Yavapai Community Health Survey so that we can help you feel better…BETTER.
Twice a year, AHCCCS and Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) gather for all day vocational meetings. These meetings bring together people whose mission it is to help other people re-enter the workforce, providing the skills and training necessary to help many improve their lives. And because of our award-winning Work Adjustment Training Program (WAT), Spectrum Healthcare was selected to host the February event in our newly remodeled community room.
In attendance were state regional behavioral health agencies, including Health Choice Integrated Care, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, and Cenpatico Integrated Care. Over 70 guests from all over the state attended the meeting , which included a presentation of the Spectrum WAT Program by our Vocational Specialist, Chris Watters and Program Supervisor, Jody Marion. We were honored to have as speaker one of our WAT program participants who shared his personal experiences with the program, highlighting how it has played an important part in his recovery and in the development of his progress toward his vocational goals.
And did we mention lunch? An amazing homemade enchilada lunch prepared at the Verde Valley Senior Center (one of our partners) by our WAT team received rave reviews. Enchiladas, rice, beans, a secret salsa and a delicious cake all served by our WAT staff and trainees.
Thanks to the support of management and our dedicated team of staff, the Spectrum WAT program continues to grow and benefit individuals by teaching the soft skills required to find community jobs, start their own business, return to school or find other meaningful activity. The program will be celebrating it’s two year anniversary and has demonstrated an 80% success rate.
Everything we do at Spectrum is to help our community feel better. We don’t do it for praise or acknowledgement, but to help our patients, clients, neighbors and friends get healthy and stay well. And although we don’t do it for recognition, it is so incredibly nice when our community recognizes our mission and joins with us.
We were thrilled and honored when our Mobile Crisis Team recently received this award from the Clarkdale and Jerome Police Departments. It reads:
“On February 1, 2017, Spectrum Behavior Health’s Mobile Crisis Response Team celebrated their one year anniversary for serving Easy Yavapai County. The team responds to scenes involving people in mental and emotional crisis. This flagship model program has been invaluable to their law enforcement partners, saving countless hours of field time for officers over the past year. Prior to the implementation of the mobile team, the only option police were afforded with mentally unstable citizens was to arrest and transport them to the service providers. Through the vision, prudence, resolve, and revelation, this team has greatly improved the quality of life in our area. By their exemplary service, unyielding commitment to excellence and humanitarian regard for their fellow man, Spectrum has reflected great credit upon their staff and their entire organization. It is with great gratitude that the Clarkdale and Jerome Police Departments recognize your selfless exemplary service and unyielding commitment to excellence.”
Funding disclaimer: Spectrum Healthcare is contracted through Health Choice Integrated Care (HCIC), the Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Coconino, Navajo, Yavapai, Apache, Gila and Mohave counties. Funds for services are provided through a contract with Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
Spectrum Healthcare serves all patients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered depending upon family size and income.