Staten Island PPS had the pleasure of hosting teams from Pennsylvania and Florida on Wednesday, December 11th to discuss transformational initiatives in substance use disorder services. MIT connected Staten Island PPS to McKinsey & Company who is working with Bay Care and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Health and Human Services and Police Department for alignment and learning around initiatives to address the opioid crisis through the health system, community and law enforcement partners.
The teams included:
Dr. Nick Dewan (BayCare, Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health)
Dr. Alan Weiss (BayCare, Chief Medical Information Officer)
Dr. Stephen Haire (BayCare, Chairman of Department of Emergency Medicine)
Lieutenant Roach (Pasco County Sheriff, Head of Mental Health and Threat Assessment Team)
Kevin Thomas (Director of Research and Analysis, Philadelphia Police Dept)
Angelina Ruffin (Director of Performance Management)
Julia Hinkley (Policy Director, United States Department of Health and Human Services)
Jessica Kahn (McKinsey, Partner)
Etan Raskas (McKinsey, Engagement Manager)
Ellen Feehan (McKinsey, Partner)
Ken Kaplan (Senior Advisor, Health Systems Innovation, Sloan School of Management)
We were joined by representatives from the Office of the Richmond County District Attorney including Michael E. McMahon, Staten Island District Attorney, Ashleigh Owens, Chief Administrative Assistant District Attorney and Tiana Stowers-Pearson, Director, Strategic Initiatives & Projects for an overview of the DA’s HOPE Program. Other organizations in attendance were Bridge Back to Life, Office of the Staten Island Borough President, SIPCW, YMCA Counseling Center, Community Health Action of Staten Island, College of Staten Island, Project Hospitality, Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center.
The visitors also completed site visits to RUMC’s Center for Integrative Behavioral Health, CHASI’s Next Step Resource & Recovery Center and Project Hospitality’s PREP Center.