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A New Organizational Structure Newsletter # 8

A recent organizational restructuring at PCMH has meant more benefits for both employees and clients. With the retirement of the vice president for clinical services, an opportunity arose to rethink PCMH’s structure and align it with the external world, the goal being to better integrate its residential division with the outpatient ambulatory division. To that end, PCMH decided to create the position of chief operating officer, who oversees all agency operations.

Residential Spotlight Newsletter # 7

The Echo Place Residence, the newest addition to PCMH’s growing residential portfolio, sits at the end of a quiet street just a few blocks from the Bronx’s historic Grand Concourse. Sparklingly clean and modern, with an enclosed backyard and lots of common areas, it’s a welcome addition to PCMH’s burgeoning presence in the Bronx. A tour of Echo Place reveals why both clients and staff are excited about the new residence. Having opened its doors on July 13, it boasts a community room and gallery space where its 47 residents can watch TV and play cards, as well as a conference room for staff meetings, and a large kitchen where residents can enjoy cooking lessons together.

Residential Spotlight Newsletter # 6

PCMH’s Crotona Park North Residence, set on a quiet street overlooking the expansive green of Crotona Park in the Bronx, opened its doors on May 27, 2014. Walking into the bright, gleaming lobby of the modern brick building, the scent of new construction fills the air, conveying the sense that this is very much a place for new beginnings.A sprawling, enclosed outdoor courtyard, complete with manicured plantings and seating areas, is an oasis for clients and staff alike, and will serve as a warm-weather gathering place, perfect for barbecues and other celebrations, for years to come.

Client Spotlight Newsletter # 5

Alejandrina Cruz, 66, is testament to the power of the Health Home program, a relatively new care model made of a network of providers, including medical, mental health, and substance abuse, which form an integrated system of care. The Health Home, created by the State Department of Health (DOH) to develop networks of care for New York residents who have Medicaid, takes primary responsibility in assuring that health and social needs for clients are met, with the goal of preventing re-hospitalization and ER visits. For Ms. Cruz, meeting her Care Coordinator, Daniel Severino, about five months ago, marked the beginning of what she describes as a “beautiful relationship.”

Residential Spotlight Newsletter # 4

The Lyvere Street Residence, the latest addition to PCMH’s expanding residential portfolio, cuts a striking silhouette on the quiet street over which it presides in its Bronx neighborhood. A modern brick building that boasts such sought-after amenities as a sprawling enclosed garden and recreational space, and striking architectural details like sparkling mosaic-tile accent walls in its common areas, it’s easy to see why PCMH employees and clients alike are thrilled that it has recently opened its doors.

Staff Spotlight Newsletter # 3

With a whopping 35 years under his belt at PCMH, Executive Assistant John McMasters has been with the organization longer than any other staff member. And hanks to his impressive tenure, McMasters is not only an indispensable member of the team, but also an invaluable source of knowledge and history of PCMH, having borne witness to the agency’s growth and transformation through the decades.

Looking Back Newsletter # 2

PCMH, a true pioneer in community based mental health services, has a long and storied history that spans well over six decades. Founded in 1945 by Dr. Lewis R. Wolberg, M.D., the organization began as a small clinic in a townhouse on the Upper East Side, treating veterans returning from World War II.

In the News Newsletter # 1

Because the Federal and New York State budgets can no longer keep up with Medicaid’s rising costs, a new care management service model is emerging: the Health Home.It is not a residence or building, but a model made up of a network of providers, including medical, mental health and substance abuse, which form an integrated system of care.