Skip to Content
216.861.6200

Dr. Michael Biscaro Discusses Behavioral Health and COVID-19 on Crain's Cleveland Business Panel

By Rebecca Gallant on 
Posted on October 6, 2020

Dr. Michael Biscaro Discusses Behavioral Health and COVID-19 on Crain's Cleveland Business Panel

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has been at the forefront of providing acute behavioral health and addiction care for more than half of a century. 

Rosary Hall offers convenient access to inpatient detoxification services and intensive outpatient addiction care for those living and working in the city, as well as surrounding suburbs.

To learn more about becoming a new patient of Rosary Hall, complete this quick online form or call 216-363-2580. 

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Chief of Behavioral Health Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic) recently joined an expert panel to discuss Behavioral Health and COVID-19 with Crain's Cleveland Business

As outlined by Crain's, COVID-19 has simultaneously negatively affected many people's mental health and caused new roadblocks for people to access that care. This is especially concerning for those already suffering with mental illness and substance use disorders. How are behavioral health care providers grappling with that reality? Health care reporter Lydia Coutré moderated an hour-long discussion on how people can cope with mental health during COVID-19.

For the best viewing experience, watch the webcast in full-screen here

Crain's Webcast:

Behavioral Health & COVID-19

Panelists:

  • Donald Malone, Jr., MD
    • Staff Psychiatrist, Cleveland Clinic
  • Michael J. Biscaro, Psy.D., ABPP (Forensic)
    • Chief, Behavioral Health, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
  • Dr. Francoise Adan
    • Director, Connor Integrative Health Network, University Hospitals
  • Lisa Ramirez, PhD, ABPP
    • Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychologist, MetroHealth System
    • Director of Community and Behavioral Health, MetroHealth School Health Program
    • Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

 


Behavioral Health at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center:

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is amid a transformation of its Behavioral Health Service Line to provide an integrated health model that: takes a person-centered approach to care, and expands our service continuum to better meet the needs of the complex population we serve.

SVCMC has been critical in the work to reduce the impact of substance use disorders on Northeast Ohio, including the opioid epidemic. Ohio is ground zero for this crisis, which is tearing families apart, and stealing lives and talent from our communities. SVCMC’s Rosary Hall is one of Ohio’s first and best hospital-based addiction treatment centers. Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating drug dependency for more than 65 years – treating more than 100,000 individuals with the compassionate care that is the hallmark of SVCMC.

SVCMC’s Psychiatric Emergency Department (PED) is a critical safety net service, and is one of two in the State of Ohio and one of only seven in the nation. It is the most efficient method to assess the acute psychiatric needs of people transported by law enforcement and health care agencies from 59 municipalities.

About St. Vincent Charity Medical Center:

Cleveland’s first and only downtown hospital, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is the city’s faith-based, high-quality health care provider. Our distinguished doctors and caregivers are devoted to treating every patient with clinical excellence and compassionate care. Home to the renowned Spine and Orthopedic Institute and the Center for Bariatric Surgery, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has services in non-invasive cardiovascular, emergency medicine and psychiatric emergency department, primary care, occupational health, behavioral health and addiction medicine. Owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has provided Care Beyond Medicine since 1865.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has been at the forefront of providing acute behavioral health and addiction care for more than half of a century. 

Rosary Hall offers convenient access to inpatient detoxification services and intensive outpatient addiction care for those living and working in the city, as well as surrounding suburbs.

To learn more about becoming a new patient of Rosary Hall, complete this quick online form or call 216-363-2580. 

Tags:


Categories:


Recent posts

Cleveland Clergy Alliance, St. Vincent Charity Team-up to Vaccinate Seniors

Cleveland Clergy Alliance, St. Vincent Charity Team-up to Vaccinate Seniors

Technology, confusing distribution plans and limited supply have made it frustrating and difficult for many seniors to secure a COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are homebound, live alone, lack transportation or reliable social connections are at an even greater risk of not receiving the vaccine. Understanding these barriers, Cleveland Clergy Alliance and St. Vincent Charity are working together to ensure Cuyahoga County seniors have access and transportation to COVID-19 vaccinations.
Read More
Holy Trinity Chapel: Celebrating 90 years as home to peace, comfort and hope

Holy Trinity Chapel: Celebrating 90 years as home to peace, comfort and hope

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has undergone an immense amount of structural and organizational change during its 155 year history. Yet, throughout each period of transformation, Holy Trinity Chapel has remained a sanctuary for caregivers, patients and visitors of St. Vincent Charity. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of its dedication, the chapel continues to support, energize and unite those who walk through its doors.
Read More
Surgical team uses skill, prayer and encouragement to help patient get back on his feet

Surgical team uses skill, prayer and encouragement to help patient get back on his feet

Michael Hirschberger was terrified. Alone at the hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions, he was panicked at the thought of going to a rehab facility after back surgery and being away from his support network. His life experiences made him anxious about being at a facility alone. While he was able to take pain medications after his previous surgeries and successfully stop when appropriate, he feared he might fall back into his addiction without the support of his loved ones. Seeing his panic, Dr. Anderson made a deal with him. If, after two days at the hospital, Michael was able to walk the length of the hallway, then he would discharge him home.
Read More