Children’s hospitals and health systems across the country have experienced an influx of young people coming into their emergency departments for mental health-related emergencies. Such increases add to growing concerns that the nation is now facing an epidemic within a pandemic of children with undiagnosed, unmanaged and untreated mental health disorders. Modern Healthcare’s population health reporter, Steven Ross Johnson, spoke with Dr. Tom Shanley, president and CEO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, about ways executives are handling these challenges, which could have long-term implications for how healthcare addresses this burgeoning crisis.
The Check Up: Dr. Tom Shanley of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
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