St. Vincent’s MultiSpecialty Group to Provide Expanded Behavioral Health Services in Collaboration with Catholic Charities

January 8, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut – St. Vincent’s MultiSpecialty Group is now collaborating with Catholic Charities to provide expanded behavioral health services to the greater Bridgeport region. This collaboration expands the outpatient behavioral programming by providing all levels of outpatient services in one location. St. Vincent’s is the third largest provider of inpatient behavioral health services in Connecticut. 

“I am delighted to welcome the Catholic Charities staff to the St. Vincent’s family. Together we are providing a full continuum of care to our community members with great skill, compassion, and reverence,” announced Peggy Hardy, RN, BSN, MS, vice president, behavioral health, St. Vincent’s MultiSpecialty Group. 

St. Vincent’s is committed to delivering exceptional care for the mind, body, and spirit as an integrated continuum of behavioral health and addiction services for individuals and their families. Intensive outpatient and partial hospital services for adults and adolescents will continue while the collaborative agreement expands and compliments the scope of outpatient services offered by St. Vincent’s.

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County offers outpatient behavioral health services including parenting education programs; school based counseling services; individual, couples, and family psychiatric consultations and evaluations for adults and children; medication management and group therapy services. 

“This collaboration allows us to be more efficient and more effective. It’s a natural fit in so many ways, given our shared mission and complementary services,” explained Al Barber, president, Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. “Optimizing our services for fragile individuals is one of the toughest things we do. With the increased focus on mental health issues in society today, the need to enhance behavioral health offerings has never been greater.”

To learn more about St. Vincent’s MultiSpecialty Groups behavioral health services, call (203) 696-3570 or visit www.stvincents.org

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