Iberia Medical Center is pleased to announce the October 1, 2016 opening of the Behavioral Center at its North Campus, 600 N. Lewis St. Compass Health will manage the modern, state of the art 12 bed distinct part inpatient unit for Iberia Medical Center, serving seniors ages 50 years and older, under the clinical supervision of Psychiatric Medical Director, Dr. Chris Guedry announced Parker A. Templeton, FACHE, Iberia Medical Center President and CEO. Tori Mire, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be working in collaboration with Dr. Guedry. George Cousin, MD, Jose Mata, MD, Michelle L. Menard, MD, and Cesar Ramirez, MD are serving as Medical Consultants to the Behavioral Center. “Iberia Medical Center and Compass Health are working closely to provide high quality mental healthcare for residents in the Teche region. Inpatient psychiatric services have been historically under bedded in the region. We are taking steps to provide these needed services,” said Templeton.
Remi Savoy, RN and Danielle David, RN are leading Compass’ team of professionals caring for patients suffering from mental illnesses, ranging from mood disorders, major depression and mania to psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Mark J. Cullen, Compass Health CEO praised Iberia Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners and IMC executives for their vision and commitment to providing needed mental health services to New Iberia and the Teche Region. “In today’s challenging healthcare environment its very positive for a community when your local hospital has a visionary board and senior leaders willing to invest and systematically execute a plan to care for some of society’s most vulnerable population, the mentally ill”, Cullen said.
Compass Health will be also be collaborating with Iberia Medical Center for future expansion of outpatient mental health services to meet the needs of New Iberia and Teche Region residents. Approximately 25 new jobs were created locally thus far due to Iberia Medical Center’s commitment to expand mental health services.
Mental health consumers or family members may contact the 24/7 referral line at 1-888-640-5433 or call directly to the hospital at (337) 364-0441. The Behavioral Center at Iberia Medical Center is located on the 3rd Floor of the IMC North Campus at 600 N. Lewis Street. Iberia Medical Center has 122 licensed beds between its Main Campus located at 2315 E. Main St. and the North Campus. Compass Health, a leader in psychiatric and addictive medicine, is locally owned and headquartered in Crowley, LA.
For more information, contact Madlyn Boustany Juneau (Director of PR) at (337) 288-9451 or 337-788-3330. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compass Health to Offer Complimentary Grief & Crisis Counseling
The tragic shooting that took place yesterday evening has caused grief and sadness across Acadiana. In light of these events, Compass Health will offer complimentary Grief & Crisis Counseling to the public. Whether you were directly or indirectly affected by the shooting, we are here to help.Compass Health will provide a place of comfort, even if for a short period of time, where individuals can connect with a licensed therapist who can provide direction on available mental health resources.Complimentary Services will be provided Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at our downtown location. Compass Behavioral Center of Lafayette is located at 1015 St. John St., Lafayette, LA. For more information, please call 337-269-5000
Compass Health provides inpatient and outpatient mental health services throughout the state of Louisiana. To connect with a trained Mental Health Professional, please call our 24/7 Intake Line at 888-640-5433.