VAN BUREN, AR (August 24, 2012) – Alcohol and drug abuse is a growing problem throughout the country. A new service beginning at Summit Medical Center may offer hope to those suffering from the abuse of drugs and alcohol. In partnership with New Vision™, a company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the hospital is expanding its existing inpatient medical stabilization service for adults. The service will accept appropriate patients who are experiencing incapacitation due to substance use or are experience acute withdrawal symptoms. It consists of a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization which typically lasts 3 to 5 days.
The partnership between Summit Medical Center and New Vision™ provides a fully qualified treatment team which includes a Medical Director and nursing personnel who utilize a multi-disciplinary team approach in the individualized treatment of each patient. Upon admission to the hospital assessments of the patient’s fundamental needs are accomplished. These assessments include a medical history, physical, a complete laboratory workup and a nursing assessment.
Patients, who are under the influence of chemical substances, and / or other medical co morbidities, will be closely observed and stabilized. The hospital accepts appropriate patients who are experiencing problems and incapacitation due to substance use and/or abuse, or are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from cessation of use of certain substances. The inpatient stay includes the following aspects:
For additional information on the service, please call (800) 939-2273 or (479) 471-4600. The service accepts most Insurance Plans, Medicaid and Medicare.