Community Service Board of Middle Georgia strives to be on the fore front of what is expected of us in every direction. We are proud to announce the new and up-coming integration of Valant as Electronic Health Record (EHR). Valant uses cloud base technology. For those of us who are not so “tech savy”, it simply means that the software for this EHR platform uses a secure link to the internet.
Another exciting thing pertaining to Valant will be the unification of records across our 16 counties. This will help our organization be more efficient in accessing records and all other information that is needed for the individuals that we serve. From the initial visit, to the daily notes, to the authorization and billing for our services will be managed through a seamless system. Capability of E-Signatures, ability to create groups, manage rosters, and track attendance at a glance are just a few enhancements with this new EHR.
Valant is being tailored specifically for the needs of our program. We have a team that is working and meeting weekly to build the system for the needs of the CSB of Middle Georgia, as well as to confirm and reaffirm this software to be user friendly for our program in every aspect. This project has been ongoing from the ground up for over a year. Clinicians have been able to weigh in on aspects of the clinical side of the record; and billing/authorization information has been shared from the support side of the house. Physicians have had input, but will be called upon to provide other expertise as we continue to move forward with the development of the new system. Our target for go-live with Valant is early to mid-2018.
-R. Hullander 1/2/18
What: Family Support Group
Where: SOAR Clubhouse- 1008 Hillcrest Parkway Dublin, GA 31021
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Our first meeting will be December 12, 2017. We will have only one meeting in December due to holidays.
Purpose: For parents to gather for support and advocacy skills to help their children prosper.
Community Service Board of Middle GA is proud to announce that we are starting-up a parent support group. Our focus will be to give the parents an outlet to share with other parents who have children with behavioral health challenges. The group will be led by our Certified Peer Specialist-Parent, Shawanda Pittman. A Certified Peer Specialist- Parent (CPS-P) is a parent who has lived experience through their own child having behavioral health struggles.
We want this to be a relaxed atmosphere where parents don’t feel judged but become empowered with knowledge on helping their children grow and become self-sufficient. We will have refreshments and door prizes! Contact number: (478) 484-4563
Please join me in congratulating April Collins who has been appointed the Support Staff Leader for Burke and Screven Mental Health effective Monday, November 20, 2017. April has been a valuable employee of Ogeechee for numerous years therefore bringing a wealth of knowledge to share with our support staff.
She will provide supervision to Brittany Askew, Yolanda Oliver, and Michelle Morrison.
Please join me in congratulating Bridget Burns Connell for completion of all requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor! This is a major accomplishment, and one to be celebrated. Bridget has worked for the CSB of Middle Georgia, both on the Dublin campus and at the Eastman Annex. She has worked in the Access Unit as well as in providing counseling services to those we serve. Bridget now works primarily in Eastman as a therapist to our Adult and Child and Adolescent clients.
Congratulations, Bridget, on a job well done!
Hats off for a job well done to all of our Quentin’s Place staff! Jennifer Munoz- Tevez and her Team have hit the ball out of the park during the ASO audit/quality review held on November 15 and 16, 2017. Felicia Blash assisted Jennifer with much of the follow-up and cross-checking to make sure that no stone was left unturned. A big shout out also goes to Lisa Montford, Marsha Williams, Larry Brown, and Tina Clements for pitching in across the months to make sure everything was in place before the reviewers arrived! We also want to send unlimited thanks to Dr. Bill Chism, Dr. Rob Shuman, Rosemary Johnson, PA, and Jennifer Cox, NP for all of their help in making sure “every I was dotted and every T was crossed”. Our Team finished the survey with a score of 98/100! Congratulations on this remarkable accomplishment!
Please give a rousing CSBMG SHOUT OUT to Mandi Evans and the Soar Clubhouse Youth for being tapped by Sally Vander Straeten, DBHDD Suicide Prevention Coordinator, and Shevon Jones, the Prevention Specialist with the GBI Child Fatality Review Unit, to participate in the filming of a Public Service Announcement. Our youth will join other youth from the Sources of Strength Team in Cobb County to participate in the production of the PSA.
Key messaging on how to deal with stress, connecting with trusted adults, where to turn for help and how to know when you friends need help are some of the common themes that will be highlighted in the PSA. Our Sources of Strength Team will also have input into what key messages need to be conveyed in a peer-t-peer message.
Congratulations to Mandi and our Soar Clubhouse Youth Team on this recognition, and the honor of being able to participate in this important Public Service Announcement.