Out and about

05/02/17 08:52:pm

Jerry Halverson, MD, medical director of the FOCUS Mood Disorders Program and Rogers–Oconomowoc, was featured by Modern Healthcare in an online article titled: Access Denied, which shined a light the ongoing struggle patients have obtaining mental healthcare coverage, and the advocacy professionals have for their clients. In the article, Dr. Halverson says, “We don’t tell folks who are having a heart attack that we’re not going to give them bypass surgery or we’re not going to do a stent—that they have to do eight weeks of aspirin before we’ll do that.” Go online to read the full article.

Ken Hartenstein, Lead Therapist for the Medication Assisted Treatment Intensive Outpatient Programat Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer participated in a Facebook LIVE Q&A following a Fox 6 special: “Dose of Reality” on Sunday evening, April 23.

Sara Smith Executive Director, wrote, “Ken – you were GREAT! We had so many positive comments about the content and your expertise. We see that it did really well – we reached a lot of people!  Drug addiction and recovery is a scary – and sometimes taboo topic – and we’re so thankful for people like you. We’re blessed to have the platform to reach thousands of people in just 30 minutes.”

Ken was also interviewed for another drug-related news story earlier that week.

This month, many Rogers’ staff members will be out and about in the community:

  • May 6: Brad Smith, MD, medical director of eating disorder services, is one of the national speakers for the Long Island Conference on Eating Disorders in Hempstead, New York, on the campus of Hofstra University.

  • May 20: Rogers staff members in southeastern Wisconsin will lace up their shoes for the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) 5K walk in Milwaukee. Rogers is a bronze sponsor for the event, which help raise awareness and resources. Visit the intranet to register.

  • May 20-24: Dr. Jerry Halverson and Michael Miller, MD, medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center, will join other psychiatrists and mental health professionals at the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) 170th Annual Meeting. The event draws on the expertise of leaders engaged in treatment, research and academia to provide sessions on cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice.

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