For his Leadership Academy project, Barrington Atkins (Joseph’s House House Manager), chose to advance the Project COLOR (Creative Opportunities to Lower Risk) program for young people in danger of developing addiction.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), It is estimated that as many as 2.5 million people in the US are suffering from opioid addiction related to prescriptions, and an additional 467,000 are addicted to heroin.
St. Joseph’s Keeseville Outpatient Counselor, Harry Roscoe, first met St. Joseph’s Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, James Bornemann while both were volunteering with residents of St. Joseph’s Col. C. David Merkel Veterans Residence.
Imagine the scenario where Thomas R., who is being treated at our Keeseville Outpatient Clinic, is now referred to Inpatient care.While the process might seem straightforward, Inpatient clinicians will need Thomas’s notes, medications, and the many other elements of his treatment history.In years past, collecting this information proved time consuming and presented opportunity for error from missing data, hand-written notes that might have been poorly legible, and other factors.
Martha Reben was the author of The Healing Woods in which she described her experiences camping on the shore of Weller Pond eight miles from Saranac Lake in 1931 in her effort to cure herself of tuberculosis.
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Rose Hill’s Fiesta-themed Sanctuary Celebration on Wednesday, April 17th demonstrated this adage
As a society, and particularly one facing the historic challenges of the heroin and opioid epidemic, our greatest resource is people. And while so many in the St. Joseph’s family believe in, and act in service to others, I take this opportunity to recognize and to thank a champion in our community, Deacon Steven DeMartino, for his commitment to “healing individuals, restoring families, and strengthening communities” through his service and devotion to St. Joseph’s as our Board Chair from 2009 until March of this year.
I am honored to assume the responsibilities of Chairman of the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers. It is a privilege to follow outgoing Chairman, Steven DeMartino, in whose very capable hands we were led these past years.