Behavioral Health

May 09, 2012
DHH is offering special recognition to its nursing staff during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, a week set aside to honor all of America’s 3.1 million registered nurses, including the more than 54,000 nurses in Louisiana.
March 23, 2012
The Department of Health and Hospitals and CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital are working together to transition the adult psychiatric services now provided at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital, a state-owned and operated hospital in Lake Charles, to CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. CHRISTUS St. Patrick Behavioral Health Services will begin serving these patients April 2, 2012.
March 05, 2012
To help raise awareness about services available for Louisiana residents who are experiencing problems with gambling, Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared March 4-10 Problem Gambling Awareness Week.
March 01, 2012
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and Magellan Health Services Chairman and CEO René Lerer, M.D., were joined by top state officials, health care providers, family representatives and behavioral health advocates today to launch the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership - the state's new system to transform and enhance behavioral health care across the state.
February 28, 2012
Louisiana has advanced to 36th among states in Gallup Healthways’ annual index tracking well-being nationwide. Louisiana was ranked 42nd in last year’s index.
February 01, 2012
Today, Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields announced a new future for inpatient behavioral health care in Central Louisiana with a two-phased plan to vacate the current Central State Hospital property and build a new facility on land adjacent to Pinecrest Supports and Services Center.
September 01, 2011
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that Magellan Health Services, Inc. is being recommended for the contract as the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) to operate the program that will provide behavioral health services to 100,000 adults and 50,000 children, including 2,500 with significant behavioral health challenges or co-occurring disorders who are in, or at, imminent risk of out-of-home placement.
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