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Streamwood Behavioral Hospital Launches Patient/Facility Improvement Plan
Date:10/9/2009

STREAMWOOD, Ill., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Using the findings and research generated by three professional operations surveys, the leadership of Streamwood Behavioral Hospital announced today they will initiate improvements to bring its patient service programs to a "gold standard" of care.

The effort will target patient assessments, treatment planning and behavioral support aspects of the Streamwood operation.

"We welcome the candid input from these respected, independent medical professionals. A fresh set of eyes is an essential resource," explained CEO Cindy Meyer.

The surveys were conducted by the University of Massachusetts, the Joint Commission on Accreditation, Illinois Department of Public Health/CMS and the University of Illinois at Chicago on behalf of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Meyer said noted child psychiatrist Dr. Bennett Leventhal is taking the lead as part of a clinical consultative team to implement the patient improvements.

"Streamwood has a skilled medical staff who are doing a very good job in a very difficult environment," said Leventhal. He also explained his previous work with Streamwood Hospital centered on a child autism program.

Dr. Leventhal is on the tenured faculty at the New York University Medical School. Previously, he had been Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago for 31 years. He also was Director of the Center for Child Mental Health and Developmental Neuroscience at UIC as well as the Clinical Supervisor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service and the Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program at the U of I.

The UMASS survey was conducted by doctors Jeffrey Geller and Caroline Fisher over the course of several days in April and August of this year. With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Geller serves as the Director of Public Sector Psychiatry at UMASS. Dr. F
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