New Castle County, Delaware has selected ChristianaCare to staff the Division of Police’s newly expanded Behavioral Health Unit that provides mental health and substance use disorder outreach to the community. The partnership is supported by more than $2 million in federal and state grant funding that was announced by New Castle County Police in October 2019.
The collaboration will enable ChristianaCare’s Community Health team to hire six behavioral health and social service professionals to work alongside police officers in the Behavioral Health Unit: a mental health professional, two case managers, a licensed clinical professional, a registered nurse, and a child victim advocate. ChristianaCare’s staff members will begin working with the Behavioral Health Unit in the fall of 2020.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health.
This was reported by ChristianaCare on August 21, 2020.
Contact information: Erin Booker, Vice President of Community Health and Engagement, Office of Health Equity, ChristianaCare, Post Office Box 1668, Wilmington, Delaware, 19899; 302-327-3300; Fax: 302-327-3310; Email (c/o): Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: https://christianacare.org/; or Megan McGuriman, Media Contact, ChristianaCare Health System, Post Office Box 1668, Wilmington, Delaware, 19899; 215-264-0583; Email: Megan.email@example.com; Website: https://news.christianacare.org
Contact information: Grigori A. Lopez-Garcia, Officer First Class, New Castle County Division of Police, 3601 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware 19720; 302-395-8002; Email: Grigori.Lopez-Garcia@newcastlede.gov; Website: https://www.nccde.org/238/Police