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Member Spotlight: Ellis Medicine delivers community-based mental health treatment

Those suffering psychiatric emergencies due to mental health conditions often seek care at hospitals’ emergency departments due to the unavailability or inaccessibility of appropriate behavioral health services. This can negatively affect the quality of care for these patients and drive up costs for patients and providers. In 2018, Ellis Medicine created The Living Room as a safe place in the community for patients to seek mental healthcare.

Read our full story to learn more about this initiative and its results.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 

Published December 18, 2020