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Published on March 22, 2016

Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital Honored for Exceptional Care

Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital has been awarded the Platinum designation by Optum, through its Achievements in Clinical Excellence program. Optum, formerly known as United Behavioral Health, gave the award to Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital in recognition of the high-quality care the hospital provides to the area.

“We are extremely proud and honored to have received this Platinum distinction.  It’s a reflection of the great care being provided to our patients every day,” said Annie Penn Hospital and Behavioral Health Hospital President Debbie Green.

The Platinum designation is based on clinical data collected by Optum over the course of an entire year. Optum looked at specific criteria, such as readmission rates and average length of inpatient stay.  Facilities were ranked based on their scores. Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital placed in the highest tier.

“I believe Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital truly represents the epitome of what outstanding mental health care services can and should be,” said Optum National Medical Director, External Health Plans Dr. Rick Jemanez. “They are a credit to their community and to the mental health profession at large.”

Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital anchors psychiatric and substance abuse treatment for the integrated health system. Services are also offered at Alamance Regional Medical Center, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville and at Cone Health Behavioral Health in Reidsville.

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