August 3, 2018

Registration is Open for Holy Family Hospital’s 8th Annual Behavioral Medicine Conference

Registration is now open for Emergency Departments: The Intersection of Medical care and Behavioral Health, Holy Family Hospital’s 8th Annual Adult Behavioral Medicine Conference. 

This year the conference will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 in the Hartleb Technology Building at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. in Haverhill, MA.

The day will begin at 7:00 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast. The program begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The cost of $45 includes continental breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credits: 6 AMA Category 1 physician risk management CMEs (pending); 5.5 contact hours for nursing (confirmed); 5.5 CEUs for social workers (pending), 5.5 licensed mental health counselors (confirmed).

This year’s speakers and topics are:

“Law Enforcement’s Roles in the Opioid Epidemic” 
Lt. John Barbiere, Haverhill Police Department

“Addressing Child Trauma through a Rapid Response Intervention: An Overview of Project CARE” 
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan

“Innocence Lost: Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking” 
Sergeant Kevin Dwyer, High Risk Victim Unit, Massachusetts State Police

“Being Here Now. My Journey from Victim, to Survivor, to Champion”  
Nikki Bell, Executive Director of Living in Freedom Together (LIFT),  a survivor-led, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals to exit and recover from commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking

“Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department” 
Holy Family Hospital EMS Director Cindy Spier, MD; with Paramedic Steve Miller; Ashley Serpa, LMHC, Behavioral Health Navigator; and Cristen Sweet, LICSW, LADC I, Behavioral Health Navigator    

To register, please mail your check, made payable to Holy Family Hospital, to Katherine Vozeolas, Director of Mission and Community Partnerships, C/O Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen, MA, 01844.  Please put your phone number on the check and we will call you when it is received. Please indicate the type of CEUs you require. If you are paying for more than one person, please tell us who, and the type of CEU needed. Due to expenses that will be incurred for breakfast and lunch, no refunds will be issued for no-shows. 

Registrations will not be accepted without payment. The deadline for registration is Friday, August 31, 2018. 

For more information please email [email protected] or call Katie at 978.687.0151, ext. 2007.

About Holy Family Hospital 
Holy Family Hospital is one of only 44 hospitals nationwide to earn the 2017 Top General Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group, and is the only hospital in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire to earn this distinction for performance on national standards of quality and safety. Holy Family Hospital is a 385-bed acute-care hospital with three campuses: Holy Family Hospital – Methuen, Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill and Andover Surgery Center. Both full-service hospital locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Holy Family Hospital, the proud recipient of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and the Leapfrog Group “A” Hospital Safety Grade, is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Advanced Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery by The Joint Commission, and is Nationally Recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts as a Blue Distinction Center® Plus for excellence in hip and knee replacements and as a Blue Distinction Center® for Spine Surgery. Our Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been named a Center of Excellence six years in a row by Healogics. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology/neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracic and pulmonary care, urologic surgery, ENT surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, maternity care, and behavioral medicine.  Holy Family Hospital is part of Steward Health Care, a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward operates 36 community hospitals in ten states that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receives top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services.

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