April 03, 2018
Wood County Hospital is now offering medical stabilization services to help people overcome withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol addictions through New Vision™ medical stabilization service.
“Wood County Hospital is excited to offer this program in partnership with New Vision. As the numbers of patients struggling with drug and alcohol abuse increase, the Hospital more frequently receives patients suffering from medical comorbidities as well as addiction. This service will help those patients medically stabilize so that they are better able to enter substance abuse treatment. We are blessed to have many behavioral health treatment agencies in Wood County, and hope that by having this service we can more effectively collaborate with them.” – Stan Korducki, President,Wood County Hospital.
The New Vision™ service serves adults with a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization, which usually lasts three days. The inpatient stay will include prescreening, assessment, admission, medical stabilization and discharge planning. Upon admission, an assessment will be completed with an evaluation of the patient’s medical history, a physical, a laboratory workup and nursing assessment.
Discharge planning will occur prior to leaving the hospital; the patient will be referred to appropriate community-based treatment programs to help prevent relapse and continue their treatment.
New Vision™, a hospital-based medical stabilization and withdrawal management service, is provided through a partnership with SpecialCare Hospital Management Corporation of St. Charles, MO, and is currently offered in many hospitals across the United States. SpecialCare has been providing inpatient medical stabilization in collaboration with short-term acute care hospitals for over 25 years. More information can be found at www.specialcarecorp.com.
For more information about the New Vision™ medical stabilization service please contact New Vision at Wood County Hospital Monday through Friday at (419) 728-0604.