Telecare and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Partner to Offer Senior Behavioral Health Center

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ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - Telecare is partnering with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio, Texas to manage the new CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Senior Behavioral Health Center at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center. With an anticipated opening scheduled for early summer 2013, the Center will provide short-term inpatient services for adults experiencing a mental health crisis. The Senior Behavioral Health Center will serve individuals aged 65 and older with a primary psychiatric illness.

"We are delighted to offer our broad geropsychiatric experience to CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and to be a valued partner as they bring these new and essential high quality, leading edge mental health services to the aging adult community whom they serve," said Anne Bakar, Chief Executive Officer of Telecare Corporation.

The Senior Behavioral Health Center at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center will provide short-term (7-14 days) inpatient services in tandem with other Medical Center services to ensure that patients' mental and physical health needs are addressed cohesively. The advanced psychiatric and associated medical care is based on a combination of individual, group, and family therapy settings, and includes occupational therapy and education. The Senior Behavioral Health Center will complement other outstanding senior services already offered at the Medical Center facility, such as the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Acute Center for Elderly (ACE) Program.

"Our unified goal is to be the health care provider of choice for seniors with mental health needs in the San Antonio and Texas Hill Country. This new program fills an important need in our community. With its deep experience in meeting the needs of psychiatric patients and our shared organizational values, we are pleased to welcome Telecare as part of our superb health care team as we continue to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ," said Jerry Rodriguez, Vice President/Administrator, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center.

Telecare

Telecare, www.telecarecorp.com, based in Alameda, California, is one of the largest providers of mental health services in the U.S. and works in partnership with hospitals and other behavioral healthcare organizations to design and provide recovery-focused services for high-risk individuals. Telecare is employee-and-family-owned with over 2,500 employees and more than 60 programs in California, Texas, Oregon, Nebraska, Washington, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center:

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is a non-profit, Catholic faith-based system founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston and San Antonio. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has health care facilities in San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center is located conveniently in the South Texas Medical Center. The 178 bed Hospital, located in San Antonio, provides a number of specialized services important to seniors including care for advanced digestive disease, cardiac and cardiovascular, the Wound Care Center, ACE program, diabetes services, oncology, and a joint replacement program.

Contact:
Shea McGuier
510 337 7952, ext. 1159
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Lindsey Grizzelle
Program Manager
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
210.704.3812 office
210.326.6307 cell
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