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Lakeview & Riverwoods Behavioral Health & Piedmont Healthcare Extend & Expand Psychiatric Assessment Services

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 10, 2018--Lakeview Behavioral Health & Riverwoods Behavioral Health are excited to announce an extension and expansion of their partnership with Piedmont Healthcare in providing psychiatric assessment services across the greater Atlanta area and Athens.

The new agreement adds Piedmont Athens as a supported assessment location. The mobile assessment team supporting Piedmont hospitals is comprised of over 40 talented psychiatric professionals offering 24 / 7 services to those in need of immediate assessment for psychiatric services and placement into a treatment program appropriate to their care, whether that be on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

“We see ourselves as a community partner, assessing over 5,000 men, women and children each year. Piedmont Healthcare is a cornerstone in healthcare and we are proud to work with them. Our emphasis on hiring the best staff and continuously growing our service offerings to support our community are the things that inspire us each and every day. Piedmont is the kind of partner that positively challenges us and supports us to do more to make psychiatric treatment available to those in need,” said Group Medical Director Dr. Thomas Johns.

About Lakeview and Riverwoods Behavioral Health

Lakeview Behavioral Health is located in Norcross, Georgia, and features 90 beds offering adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with a forthcoming 28-bed expansion in 2019. Riverwoods Behavioral health is located in Riverdale, Georgia and features 85 beds offering adolescent, adult, and geriatric treatment services in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a forthcoming 10-bed expansion in 2019. Between them they treat over 5,000 patients each year from across Atlanta and Northern Georgia.

About Piedmont Healthcare

A private, not-for-profit organization serving nearly 2 million patients across Georgia, Piedmont is transforming healthcare, creating a destination known for the best clinicians and a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts patients first. Today, more than 110 years since it was founded, Piedmont is known as a leading health system in cancer care, treatment of heart disease and organ transplantation with 11 hospitals, 24 urgent care centers, 28 Piedmont QuickCare locations, 555 Piedmont Clinic physician practice locations and more than 2,000 Piedmont Clinic members. Our 22,000+ employees dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in every life we touch. For more information, visit piedmont.org.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS MENTAL HEALTH

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