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Co-Occurring Disorders Program

Riveredge Hospital offers a comprehensive therapeutic program for those with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. In a safe and structured environment, this program is designed to stabilize a person’s psychiatric symptoms while actively addressing their co-occurring substance use disorder. Our highly skilled interdisciplinary team will work with patients to understand and manage both disorders simultaneously. Program goals include:

  • Identify triggers and stressors associated with psychiatric symptoms and substance use
  • Recognize the correlation and potential patterns between their disorders
  • Learn practical coping skills for maintenance and prevention
  • Understanding psychopharmacology
  • Identify personal strengths and obstacles
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Family education and support
  • Collaboration and linkage with appropriate aftercare provider(s)

Riveredge Hospital named Top Performer

Riveredge Hospital has exceeded expectations and been named a Joint Commission Top Performer! The leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, The Joint Commission, annually recognizes accredited hospitals that attain and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance with their Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program. Riveredge Hospital is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. We’re honored to be among this group!

Geriatric Open House

Ribbon Cutting On Thursday August 11, 2011 Riveredge Hospital proudly hosted an open house for our Geriatric Unit. This specialized unit has been fully renovated to meet the physical and emotional needs of these patients in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Senior patients are benefitting from both traditional talk therapies as well as alternative holistic interventions. We offer an array of supportive interventions including family support, Animal Assisted, Art, Music and Occupational Therapies. The open house began with a presentation by Dr. Dheeraj Mahajan, President of CIMPAR (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). The ribbon cutting ceremony included remarks from Carey Carlock, CEO of Riveredge Hospital and Dr.'s Rad Gharavi and Thodur Ranganathan, Clinical Directors of Adult Services at Riveredge Hospital. Tours of the unit, refreshments and hors d'oeurves were provided while enjoying the talent of Harpist, Ida Gannon. Ms Gannon entertains our patients on the Geriatric unit each week with her musical talent. Read more...

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