National Council for Mental Wellbeing Awards of Excellence Recognizes Mind Springs Health with its Prestigious Innovation at Work Award
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing has bestowed its prestigious awards on a select group of individuals and organizations that made outstanding contributions to help people recover from mental illness and substance use disorders over the past year.
The National Council presented its Awards of Excellence last week during NatCon21, held virtually May 3-5 due to COVID-19 safety measures. NatCon is the largest event in the field of mental health and substance use care and is organized and hosted by the National Council.
Mind Springs Health received the National Council’s Innovation at Work Award, which recognizes National Council member organizations that have embraced the spirit of innovation. In an ever-changing and increasingly complex health care landscape, organizations must remain flexible and embrace the need to be creative when developing new solutions to challenges faced by staff, patients, families and communities.
“The National Council for Mental Wellbeing presents just two Innovation at Work Awards annually,” said Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO of the National Council. “These are the best and brightest in the field of mental health and addiction recovery, and I’m honored to recognize Mind Springs’ contribution.”
The award this year holds even greater significance than usual, in light of the incredible challenges faced by those in the field of mental health substance use disorder treatment. As the pandemic fueled a spike in anxiety and accelerated substance use, demand for mental health and substance use services increased exponentially. But health care organizations met that demand in communities throughout the country. In addition to recognizing Mind Springs Health during NatCon21 with its Innovation at Work Award, the National Council plans to highlight the organization’s achievements throughout the year.
Specifically, Mind Springs Health is being recognized for its development of the MetricoveryTM program, a phase-based treatment model designed to fully engage clients in their care while also providing quicker access to care. MetricoveryTM was an initial project of Mind Springs Health’s former Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jules Rosen and Michelle Hoy, the organization’s executive vice president. The duo worked together, along with a number of other contributors throughout the organization, to develop MetricoveryTM in response to an increase in service demand and a desire to improve clinical outcomes in a more timely and efficient manner.
“We are truly honored to receive the Innovation at Work Award from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. The current pandemic brought mental health needs to the forefront and the need for MetricoveryTM became even more apparent,” said Hoy.
“After our success with MetricoveryTM , other Community Mental Health Centers are now effectively implementing this program. This gives behavioral health consumers rapid access to treatment and quicker recovery,” added Dr. Rosen.
About Mind Springs Health
Established in 1972, Mind Springs Health is the largest provider of counseling and therapy for mental wellness in Western Colorado and assists individuals and families dealing with and recovering from substance abuse and addiction. Covering a 23,000-square mile area in a 10-county region, Mind Springs Health offers a continuum of mental health care with crisis response services, 12 offices for outpatient treatment, and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. Mind Springs Health also operates the Women’s Recovery Center and the Circle Program, two residential programs that help those struggling with substance use disorders find a pathway to wellness through a comprehensive, holistic approach.
About the National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. We advocate for policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality services. We build the capacity of mental health and substance use treatment organizations. And we promote greater understanding of mental wellbeing as a core component of comprehensive health and health care. Through our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program, we have trained more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
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