Mooney to Fill Clinical Director Position and Improve Patient Care
SEABROOK, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to continue to provide the highest level of holistic care, Seabrook House is excited to introduce Loretta Mooney, MSW, as our Director of Clinical Services.
"Seabrook House prides itself on the importance of promoting health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit and the staff works hard each day to deliver holistic care to those in recovery," said Mooney. "I am very excited to be part of such a premier institute for treating addiction."
Mooney joined Seabrook House as the Director of Quality Assurance in September of 2012, and was appointed to oversee Clinical Services in December. Her position was created to improve on the already excellent care Seabrook House provides to patients.
Mooney comes to Seabrook with over 16 years experience in the human services field. She started her career as a therapist, before moving into a managerial role. In 2006, she was named the Director of Credentialing and Compliance at Resources for Human Development in Philadelphia. Mooney comes to Seabrook with clinical experience, administrative expertise and compliance and credentialing readiness. Her extensive experience makes her an excellent addition to our management team.
"Seabrook House is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)," said Mooney. "I feel my experience with clinical, administration and compliance outlook will help ensure that Seabrook House continues to provide exceptional care and maintain its accreditation during the next review."
According to Mooney, as the Director of Clinical Services she will oversee the clinical, administrative and supervision of the patients at Seabrook House while the Director of Medical Services, Stephanie Loebs R.N., B.S.N., will focus on all the medical aspects of patient treatment, including psychiatric care, and nursing. The two directors will work closely together to provide the highest quality of holistic care.
"Because I have been a therapist and an administrator, I can understand the needs of both sides," said Mooney. "It's important that everyone continues to work together to deliver quality treatment services. I hope that in my new role as Director of Clinical Services, I can represent both points of view and ensure that patient care remains the top priority when making decisions."
Mooney noted that, she also hopes to expand on the treatment Seabrook House already provides to include mental health services because so many addicts also suffer from some form of mental illness.
"Currently we are licensed for drug and alcohol treatment only, but I am finding that more than 50% of those that come in for addiction treatment also suffer from a co-occurring mental health diagnosis," said Mooney. "If we can work to secure an additional license to treat mental illness as well, we can better serve all of the needs of the patients."
Mooney added that, "Because studies have shown that extended care reduces the chances of relapsing, we urge our patients to continue care after inpatient treatment. Seabrook House currently offers extended programs for both men and woman, and has recently opened new outpatient facilities in Cherry Hill and Northfield New Jersey. My hope is to increase our continuity of care throughout the New Jersey area."
Seabrook House is an internationally recognized, private CARF-accredited addiction treatment center with several locations. The main facility is located in Bridgeton, NJ, convenient to Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states. Our 90-day transitional living facility for men, Seabrook House West, is located in north central Pennsylvania in the town of Westfield. Our 90-day transitional living facility for women, Changes, is located on our main campus. A regional office is located in New York City, along with outpatient offices in Cherry Hill and Northfield, NJ. Seabrook House has been helping families find the courage to recover from alcoholism, drug addiction and substance abuse since 1974.
To contact Seabrook House, please visit the organization's web site at www.SeabrookHouse.org, or call the 24-hour help line at 1-800-761-7575.
SOURCE Seabrook House