Navigation Links
TriWest's Suicide Prevention Hot Line Earns National Certification
Date:1/24/2008

PHOENIX, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Concluding an extensive review of policy, procedures and personnel, the American Association of Suicidology in Washington, D.C. certified TriWest Healthcare Alliance's Suicide Prevention Hot Line, available to TRICARE beneficiaries throughout 21 western states.

"TriWest is the only TRICARE contractor that has an around-the-clock Suicide Prevention Hot Line," said Blake Chaffee, PhD, vice president, Integrated Health Care Services. "We sought this certification to validate from outside the company our level of service and commitment to those who need help. Our clinicians follow up on every call to ensure that the beneficiaries are getting the help they need."

The Hot Line exceeded the association's seven challenging criteria -- administration and organizational structure, training program, general service delivery, services in life-threatening crises, ethical standards and practice, community integration, and program evaluation. Association evaluators also conducted a day-long site visit and studied the personnel files of the Hot Line's clinicians. Eighty percent of the Hot Line staff already has individual certifications from the association.

"I am proud of this national certification as it affirms the efforts TriWest has taken to provide the highest level of help for members of the military, military retirees and their families who are facing emotional issues," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. "Our Suicide Prevention Hot Line is one of the sophisticated tools contributing to TriWest's operational excellence, which has never been more important than at this moment given all of the stressors faced by members of the military family."

TriWest launched its Suicide Prevention Hot Line 11 years ago when the company first earned a Department of Defense contract to administer the military's health care program, TRICARE. The Hot Line is staffed around the clock every day by a team of clinicians, nurses and social workers and today serves 2.9 million people.

About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the health care needs of 2.9 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region, the 2007 TRICARE Region of the year. TriWest is a proud Corporate Team Member of America Supports You. Visit http://www.triwest.com for more information.


'/>"/>
SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. College Mental Health Expert and Sister of Student Who Died By Suicide Available to Discuss College Mental Health Issues
2. Jump in Youth Suicide Prompts National Childrens Charity KidsPeace to Issue Tips on Prevention, Warning Signs
3. Teen Suicides Up Sharply for First Time in Years
4. Newer antidepressants led to less, not more, teen suicides
5. SAVE Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Week
6. Assisted Suicide Proponents Seek to Expand With New 1-800 Suicide Consultations
7. Doctor-aided suicide: No slippery slope
8. Californians Against Assisted Suicide: Assisted Suicide Study From Biased Author is Questionable at Best
9. Assisted Suicide Wont Up Deaths for Vulnerable Groups: Study
10. Suicide Prevention Organization Launches New Website
11. Study reveals huffing household chemicals connected to teen suicide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... With the opioid epidemic now at the forefront, attention has shifted away from ... its misuse causes long-term consequences for all aspects of society, from the disastrous effects ... and older. In addition, there is the long term affects of chronic liver ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... cosmetic surgery practice in late 2014, incorporating the injectable filler into his menu ... journeys of aesthetic transformation. Now, more than a year later, he’s still improving his ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Diagnotes, ... by Tidelands Health, a three hospital system in South Carolina, to provide its ... lookout for technology that enhances communication, drives workflow efficiencies and improves provider and ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Park Cities ... live in or adjacent to the 75204, 75205, 75206, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, ... Greenway Parks, Bluffview, Midway Hollow, North Dallas, Plano, Preston Hollow and Park Cities areas ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Corner, VA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... leading provider of innovative information technology (IT) solutions and digital consulting services to ... Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS) Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... YORK , May 2, 2016  Deerfield ... B financing of Graybug Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision ... developing therapies that may transform care for ocular ... glaucoma.  Graybug Vision,s technology was first developed at ... into a startup venture. Graybug ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... 29, 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds ... market research report that provides an overview of ... at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, ... and molecule type, along with latest updates, and ... key players involved in the therapeutic development for ...
(Date:4/28/2016)...   Click here for supplemental information regarding ... the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today ... acquire Valley Campus Pharmacy, Inc., doing business as ... pharmacy that provides individualized patient care, based in ... 2015, TNH generated approximately $400 million in revenue. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: