Opening ceremony for two new behavioral health facilities

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 8:45am to 9:30am
WHO:           The University of Arizona Medical Center,Pima County, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona
 
WHAT:        Opening ceremony for two new behavioral health facilities
 
WHEN:        Thursday, October 13, 2011, 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:      At the new facilities’ parking lot, on the east side of The University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus at 2800 E. Ajo Way
 
 
The opening ceremony will officially kick off operations of Pima County’s two new psychiatric facilities. Speakers include Ramón Valadez, chairman, Pima County Board of Supervisors; Dr. Eugene Sander, president, the University of Arizona; Jodi Mansfield, interim president and CEO, The University of Arizona Health Network; and Neal Cash, president and CEO, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona. The project is the result of a unique partnership of public and private organizations.
 
The Behavioral Health Pavilion provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical and psychiatric services. The Crisis Response Center provides crisis assessment, stabilization and treatment to patients not requiring emergency medical nor acute psychiatric care.
 
Integrated into The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus in Tucson, Ariz., the two new behavioral health-care facilities, working in unison with the hospital, offer an integrated approach and a continuum of care for patients experiencing mental health issues.
 
Information is available at http://www.uph.org/bhpcrc.
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Interviews are available. Please visit the press table for on-site interviews. To schedule advance interviews, call:
The University of Arizona Health Network: Christina Myren at (520) 310-2400.
 
Pima County: Sarah Mauet at (520) 740-3738
 
Community Partnership of Southern Arizona: Pam Parrish at (520) 784-5381 (office) or (520) 975-8619 (mobile).
 
Event parking will be in the unpaved lot south of the event site. Volunteers will be on site to assist.
 
Program begins promptly at 8:45.