More and more patients at U.S. hospitals are presenting with mental health diagnoses that complicate their medical care, including suicide ideation, substance use disorders or other causes of confusion. Acute care hospitals, many of which are already short on financial and human resources, are being forced to respond to the challenge of protecting these patients and providing them with a safe care environment.
Leading health systems are devising creative solutions to respond to America’s mental health crisis with limited resources. Brad Playford, CEO of AvaSure, sat down with five healthcare leaders to discuss their common challenges and share how their organizations are innovating to protect some of their most vulnerable patients. Leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds discussed how they are empowering employees to provide effective, positive care while ensuring the safety of both patients and staff. Download a recap of our conversation below to learn from their best practices.