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Mental Health Court Judges tour Psychiatric Emergency Department

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Posted on February 23, 2015

Representatives from Cuyahoga County Jail and Mental Health Court paid a visit to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center on February 9. At the invitation of Leslie Koblentz, M.D., J.D., medical director of the Psychiatric Emergency Department, the group learned more about the critical community services St. Vincent Charity Medical Center provides for those in the criminal justice system with behavioral health conditions.

"As part of our community engagement initiative, we were pleased to host the Cuyahoga County Mental Health Court Judges and staff for a discussion and tour of our Psychiatric Emergency Department,” said Dr. Koblentz, who also serves as the psychiatrist in Cuyahoga County Jail. “We believe that this visit resulted in a greater understanding of the critical behavioral health need we fill for the public, police, courts and other healthcare providers.”

In addition to a presentation by Dr. Koblentz, the county representatives had a chance to sit down with Dr. David F. Perse, president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, and tour the facility. Cleveland

Attending from Mental Health Court were following:

Judge Michael Donnelly

Judge Hollie Gallagher

Judge Robert McClelland

Judge Jose Villanueva

Meghan Patton, coordinator of the Mental Health Court program

 

Attending from Cuyahoga County Jail were the following:

Tom Tallman, M.D., director of correctional medicine

Jeanette Deaver, RN, Nursing Supervisor of Psychiatric Services

Ken Kochevar, director of corrections

Despina Mavrakis, administrator for county jail medical director

Chondra Robinson, RN, Charge Nurse, Mental Health Unit

 


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