South Bend, Indiana / Recently, the NY Times knowingly ran a story using inaccurate information about a mental health crisis segment. Becker’s Modern Healthcare re-printed this story and ran it with no verification of the facts. Our country is in a mental health crisis, and when the media outlets or others put out false information designed to advance personal agendas, they only hurt the patients and the hospitals fighting every day to help these patients. By distracting society from the real issues facing patients with serious mental illness, such as an extreme lack of access to care for those suffering severe psychiatric disorders, underfunding or lack of funding by private insurance companies for treatment, overcrowded emergency rooms, daily violations of Mental Health Parity laws, serious over-regulation of hospitals that make it almost impossible to care for patients, the lack of qualified mental health providers, serious nursing shortages throughout psychiatric hospitals across our nation, the lack medication and housing for these severely disadvantaged patients, these false narratives hurt everyone. Each time a homicidal or suicidal patient is denied care, we all lose.
The NY Times called an employee of NBH, whose role with NBH is to obtain community resources for severely mentally ill patients who are about to be discharged. Rather than ask about the scarcity of such resources, the reporter sought her opinion on patients “dumped” by nursing homes on hospitals such as those within the NPH system. The employee gave very misleading information that was based upon her guessing rather than actual data. This is not surprising because, in her role at NBH, the employee did not have access to this data type.
When the NY Times called an executive at NBH to confirm the employee’s statements, the NY Times was given accurate information that did not fit the reporter’s narrative. It appears that, rather than change the article’s nature, the reporter chose to ignore the facts. To make matters worse, Becker’s Modern Healthcare blindly regurgitated the false information in the NY Times article without making any effort to verify that information’s accuracy.
It is true that, on occasion, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, families, or group homes may refuse to take a patient back after discharge, but this is almost always due to a severe change in the patients psychiatric, medical, and/or neurological status making it unsafe for the patient to return to their previous facility or home safely. While other hospitals may have a patient “dumping” issue, over 98% of the NBH referral sources take their patients back if it is safe for them to return. NBH does not want to minimize this issue for other hospitals, but we can only report what our data shows.
The employee who recklessly reported false healthcare information was terminated for violating multiple standards of NBH, including releasing inaccurate information to the community. After termination, the employee repeatedly apologized to NBH for her mistake, stating she was pressured by an “ombudsman” and the reporter to make these false statements for the NY Times story’s sake.
The staff of NBH, like all Americans, insist that accurate information be reported to society regardless of politics. False stories designed to fit a reporter’s narrative or personal agenda are never appropriate and make an already dangerous problem worse by distracting citizens from the real and overwhelming issues faced each day by patients who have a serious mental illness. Any media institution that can so recklessly manipulate stories about mental illness further demonstrates how little our society understands many Americans’ nightmares who live with serious and complex psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric hospitals and
providers fight every day in a war to care for patients who are often dangerous not only to themselves, family members, neighbors, and others but also to the very doctors, nurses, therapists, and other professionals trying to provide necessary treatment to these patients.
We at NBH care for these patients proudly and compassionately; and, we do not need even more organizations such as the NY Times and Becker’s Modern Healthcare to hinder an already challenging job.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert of NeuroPsychiatric Hospital Identifies How Many Patients Have Mental and Medical Illnesses CO-Existing
Many patients are treated either for their medical problems or for their mental illness, not both. As such, many people don’t get the full level of assistance that they need. The NeuroPsychiatric Hospital offers a dual diagnosis treatment approach in order to help patients who are not able to be admitted into other facilities because of the multiple issues they face, Cameron Gilbert, Ph.D., explains.
The NeuroPsychiatric Hospital system provides acute medical and acute psychiatric treatment across multiple locations, including Arizona, Texas, and Indiana. NPH ensures that patients are able to get the assistance they need while adhering to the mental health parity laws that are in place.
Mental health problems can span anything from schizophrenia to bipolar, explains Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. It requires an added level of care that the average medical hospital cannot provide. NeuroPsychiatric Hospital aims to provide a higher level of treatment by exploring the behavior exhibited by a patient and providing necessary treatments while actively treating co-morbid medical conditions that typical psychiatric hospitals do not provide acute 24/7 internal medicine.
The majority of patients found at NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals demonstrate suicidal and/or homicidal behavior. This is common with patients that deal with mental and medical problems as they’re not gaining the help that they need resulting in terrible frustration for the patient and family, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana explains. Often, the mental aspect is not being treated at all or they are not getting their medications monitored effectively in order to keep an appropriate balance while focusing on keeping the patient, family and society safe. Insurance programs, especially Managed Medicare or
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals aim to help patients who are either too mentally impaired to go to a traditional medical hospital or too medically ill to be able to go into a psychiatric hospital. Patients who are not able to seek the help that they need because of traditional hospitals turning them away end up on the streets. In some instances, there can be extreme mood swings, leading to violent outbursts that can put family members or society as a whole in danger.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals serve as a safety net for local communities to ensure that patients are getting the help that they need and often works closely with Judges and Law Enforcement. Further, the hospitals do not require the referral of a physician. Instead, if an individual or a community realizes that a person needs unique treatment, they can visit the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital in one of its locations to gain more assistance, explains Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert is using state-of-the-art technology to streamline patient care and more fully reach each individual that visits NeuroPsychiatric Hospital
The medical staff and hospital staff at NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals are using an old concept to create a new integrated model of care for those suffering with extreme behavior conditions combined with complex medical and/or neurological conditions. According to Dr. Cameron Gilbert, “our hospitals are using state-of-the-art facilities to streamline patient care in a truly integrated approach to more fully reach each individual patient that is treated at one of our NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals.
Mental health and physical health are often kept in separate categories. A patient may be seeing one doctor for physical symptoms and another for depression, or one doctor for wound care and another for hallucinations with little if any communication between the physicians. These complex patients need comprehensive and effective care. Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana is changing this mindset with NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital is a system of hospitals that offer both mental and general medical healthcare to patients who are in extreme need for a variety of reasons. Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana leads the NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals across the nation with an innovative integrated healthcare plan that includes veritable teams of healthcare professionals who practice different types of medicine to effectively heal both “the body and the mind” alike. Cameron Gilbert, as chairman and CEO of NeuroPsychiatric hospital, is working hard each day to make real change for patients and professionals.
Integrated Medicine at any hospital is the key to treating the person as a whole and not a lot of separate parts, according to Dr. Cameron Gilbert.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert has said that as the leader of NeuroPsychiatric Hospital: “We will continue to strive to serve vulnerable people in underserved communities. It is our mission to treat patients with complex psychiatric issues and serious medical and neurological disorders.” Sadly these people are overlooked in many hospitals and healthcare organizations, because of the lack of integration between physical and mental health. The combination of psychiatry and general medicine closes a gap that has left many patients without the care they need for their overall health and wellness.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana is leading this integration of the mind and body at multiple comprehensive hospitals across the nation. The patients are in extreme need and our hospitals demonstrate this new innovative integration is not only life-changing, but it is also life-saving. People in need discover that they are not just fed through the system at centers where they get their physical health problems treated, then separately their mental health problems are addressed when the issue becomes so dire they must receive care at a completely different center with no unified plan to address the patient as a whole, but instead they find care for the mind and body and a plan to continuously heal both. Unfortunately, managed care and Medicare Advantage Insurance programs force this broken and segregated system that has deteriorated over the last 20 years or so. Be maximizing insurance companies’ profits, they often force the patient into a constant state of brokenness.
These patients can benefit from care and it is deeply life-changing. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana is leading these changes and innovations. The work is important and backed by caring mental health and internal medicine physicians and nurses who implement his plans on a daily basis. Each shift is life-changing for the patients under the direction of Dr. Cameron Gilbert.
Premier psychiatric medical center, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals (NPH), helps patients suffering from complex medical/neurological and psychiatric disorders
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals (NPH), is a premier psychiatric system providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. They are dedicated to treating patients with mental health issues so they can stay out of jail and emergency rooms.
The NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals system specializes in the treatment of patients who have serious acute psychiatric events and comorbid medical and/or neurological disorders. NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals are the intersection of psychiatry and internal medicine and specializes in patients with little alternatives.
According to the National Association of Mental Illness, 2 million people with mental illness are booked into jails each year. Nearly 15% of men and 30% of women booked into jails have a serious mental health condition. At least 83% of jail inmates with a mental illness did not have access to needed treatment. Additionally, according to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, in 2015, a U.S. assessment reported that 25% of homeless people were seriously mentally ill, and 45% had some sort of mental illness.
“Many mentally ill patients are kept in prisons, emergency rooms and homeless shelters due to lack of access to treatment,” said NeuroPsychiatric Hospital Founder and Chairman, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “In jail, many people don’t get the help they need and end up getting worse. Families and caregivers are often forced to seek help for their loved ones in crisis at emergency rooms due to the lack of access of care for patients suffering with both medical and psychiatric disorders resulting in poor care and taking up vital, lifesaving space needed by acute medical and surgical patients. The lack of access to appropriate care coupled with Medicare Advantage plans and commercial insurance companies continued blocking of mental health benefits causes a terrible cycle. Even with the mental health benefits and the Mental Health Parity laws, insurance companies have become masters of manipulating patients and hospitals into not providing care. Without proper treatment, the individual ends up in places like jail and frequent fliers at emergency rooms across the country because he or she simply has no-where else to go, which can lead to them being re-arrested.”
NPH Founder and Chairman, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana, founded NPH in 2006. Dr. Cameron Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a post-doctoral fellowship in geropsychology with a sub-specialty focus in geriatric neuropsychology. Prior to founding NPH, Dr. Cameron Gilbert held CEO roles in hospitals in Indiana and Louisiana. NPH owns hospitals in the Midwest and will soon be opening hospitals in Arizona and Texas.
“At NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, we provide full-time treatment for people who suffer from mental and physical health issues,” Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “Our patients belong to an excessively growing population of patients with little or no treatment options. Their diseases are not isolated to any class of individuals. From a person trying to recover from homelessness to pro athletes, mental illness does not discriminate. At NPH, we take great care and consideration in helping people get back to living their normal, safe, and secure lives no matter who they are.”
About NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals specializes in providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals utilizes an integrated healthcare model at each of its hospitals. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals ensure that complex patient conditions are addressed to “better heal the body and the mind.” For more information, visit www.NeuroPsychiatricHospitals.net.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals (NPH), a premier neurological medical center providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues, supports adults with developmental disabilities at its state-of-the-art Intellectual Impairment Unit located at its hospitals across the U.S.
The Intellectual Impairment Units at NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals support adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities by providing behaviorists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, internal medicine and other experts to provide individualized treatment plans. The Unit provides diagnosis and treatment to adults with intellectual disabilities who experience acute, co-occurring behavioral or psychiatric disorders.
“Neuropsychiatric Hospital‘s Intellectual Impairment Unit is dedicated to helping patients regain their individual level independence and return to their communities,” said NPH’s Founder and Chairman, Dr. Cameron Gilbert, PhD. “Our program is a safe and therapeutic environment aimed at making sure each patient is individually treated based on their unique needs. Treatment plans are co-created with the patient, his or her family, and our community-based team,” explained Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana.
At Neuropsychiatric Hospital, patients with intellectual disabilities receive specialized assessments by a team of experts, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, as well as nurses and physicians when needed.
“Our hospitals strive to strengthen the patient’s social and adaptive behaviors. We take every step necessary to ensure the patient’s ability to enjoy daily life and be active members in their families and community as appropriate,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana.
NPH’s Intellectual Disabilities Unit works to teach appropriate daily living skills and provide guidance on behaviors that they and their families or caregivers want to modify. “This is done with psychological-based strategies as well as medication management”, stated Chief Medical Officer, Kashif, Janjua, MD. Each patient’s concerns are monitored on an on-going basis to maintain improvement and progress.
Neuropsychiatric Hospital’s Intellectual Impairment Unit features include community involvement, discharge planning, individualized treatment planning, data collection on presented problems, sensory rooms, progress documentation and behavior monitoring including medication response or non-compliance, aggression, mood changes and more.
About NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals specializes in providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals utilizes an integrated healthcare model at each of its hospitals. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals ensure that all patient conditions are addressed to “better heal the body and the mind.” NPH currently operates four facilities in the Midwest and has announced plans to open new facilities in Arizona and Texas over the next few months. For more information, visit www.NeuroPsychiatricHospitals.net.
Premier neuropsychiatric hospital helps patients with complex medical and neurological conditions
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital (NPH) announces its treatment of adults who suffer from both autism and mental illness. NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals specialize in providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. The hospital is known for its specialty in treating complex patients with neurological who also suffer from other behavioral disturbances.
“Some people diagnosed with autism can suffer from other debilitating mental health conditions,” said NPH’s Founder and Chairman, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “Anxiety and depression and other mood disorders occur at alarming rates among individuals with autism, which makes it even harder for people with autism to feel safe in everyday situations.”
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital patients are people who have not been able to be treated successfully at a traditional medical hospital due to severe psychiatric impairments that are coupled with medical or neurological issues.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert continued, “Individuals with autism can also suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, and more. It’s important to treat each distinct neurological and psychiatric condition and each patient with respect and dignity.”
“It’s highly important to make the right diagnosis for all patients and especially autism patients,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert. “The right diagnosis drives the right treatment planning, medication selection, educational programming, as well as behavioral programming.”
“From experience, we know young people with autism are at particular risk of self-harm and suicidal behavior,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert. “We need to be there for autistic individuals, both young and old. When their needs go unmet, they end up in emergency rooms and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, which can be highly traumatizing.”
“At NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, we dedicate our lives to taking care of our patients with multiple complex issues. We understand the sensitive nature of their situations and work with their families and loved ones to ensure they get the care and attention they need,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert.
About NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals specializes in providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Cameron Gilbert, Indiana, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals utilizes an integrated healthcare model at each of its hospitals. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals ensure that all patient conditions are addressed to “better heal the body and the mind.” NPH currently operates hospitals in the Midwest and has announced plans to open facilities in Arizona and Texas over the next few months. For more information, visit www.NeuroPsychiatricHospitals.net.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, LLC (“NPH”) is pleased to announce the development of a new location opening in Greenwood, Indiana. The hospital will serve patients with complex medical and neuropsychiatric conditions in the greater Greenwood area.
“I am thrilled to announce our expansion in the Greenwood area,” said NPH’s Founder and Chairman, Cameron Gilbert, PhD. “The staff at NPH hospitals have dedicated their lives to helping underserved patient populations that suffer from medical and neurological illnesses who have not been able to find treatment at traditional hospitals or medical centers.”
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital patients are people who have not been able to receive appropriate treatment due to complexities of having so many medical and neurological conditions that make the behavioral symptoms even worse.
“NeuroPsychiatric Hospital is the intersection of psychiatry and internal medicine. One example of a NeuroPsychiatric Hospital patient would be a 55-year-old patient who is acutely psychotic and a danger to self and others who also has an infectious disease such as AIDS,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert. “Another example would be a 20-year-old who is autistic and also suffers from extreme mood swings and violent outbursts. These diseases are not isolated to any class of individuals and equally destroy the lives of patients and families.”
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital’s unique patients require fulltime treatment from both psychiatry and internal medicine combined with behavioral treatment plans. This is a rapidly growing population of patients with little or no treatment options and often commit violence towards themselves and others due to the acute psychiatric disorder. Most NPH patients end up going to local emergency rooms for treatment where they do not receive the treatment they really need.
NPH plans to expand throughout the U.S. to provide state-of-the-art patient care for individuals suffering from complex medical and behavioral conditions.
About NeuroPsychiatric Hospital
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital specializes in providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Cameron Gilbert, NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals utilizes an integrated healthcare model at each of its hospitals. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals ensure that all patient conditions are addressed to “better heal the body and the mind.” NPH currently operates four facilities in the Midwest and will soon be opening hospitals in Arizona and Texas. For more information, visit www.NeuroPsychiatricHospitals.net.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, LLC (“NPH”) is pleased to announce the development of a new location opening in Clear Lake, Texas to be opened in June 2020. The hospital will serve patients with complex psychiatric, medical and neuropsychiatric conditions in the greater Clear Lake area.
“I am pleased to announce our expansion in the Houston area,” said NeuroPsychiatric Hospital’s Founder and Chairman, Dr. Cameron Gilbert, Ph.D. “We take pride in serving communities across the U.S. and their residents that suffer from life-altering psychiatric and medical issues.”
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals are a system of hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients who have serious acute psychiatric events and comorbid medical and/or neurological disorders.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals are the intersection of psychiatry and internal medicine and have been serving patients for over 13 years.
U.S. National Comorbidity Survey
“We will continue to strive to serve vulnerable people in underserved communities,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert. “It is our utmost mission to treat patients with complex psychiatric issues and with serious medical and neurological disorders.” Internal medicine physician and NeuroPsychiatric Hospital medical director, Kashif Janjua, MD stated “our patients are often trapped in a cycle of constant emergency visits because typical behavioral health hospitals nor general acute hospitals are acceptable treatment options. We combine both acute psychiatry and acute medicine along with many other treatment disciplines to care for these very neglected patients”.
About NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals specializes in providing care for patients with complex medical, behavioral and neuropsychiatric issues. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Cameron Gilbert, Ph.D., NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals utilizes an integrated healthcare model at each of its hospitals. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals ensure that all patient conditions are addressed to “better heal the body and the mind.” NPH currently operates four facilities in the Midwest and has announced plans to soon open more hospitals in Arizona, Texas, and the midwest. For more information, visit www.NeuroPsychiatricHospitals.net.