RMC Adds New Vision Medical Stabilization Service for Patients Battling Addiction
||From left: Angela Allen, Intake Coordinator; and Jada Adams, Site Coordinator, for New Vision™ at RMC.
The Regional Medical Center (RMC) is now offering medical stabilization services to help people overcome withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol addictions through New Vision™ medical stabilization service.
“We are optimistic that this much-needed service will bring a fresh start to many people who need help breaking the cycle of addiction,” said RMC Vice President of Strategy and Compliance Brenda Williams, MHA, FACHE.
The New Vision™ service serves adults with a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization, which usually lasts three days. The inpatient stay will include prescreening, assessment, admission, medical stabilization and discharge planning. Upon admission, an assessment will be completed with an evaluation of the patient’s medical history, a physical, a laboratory workup and nursing assessment.
Discharge planning will occur prior to leaving the hospital; the patient will be referred to appropriate community-based treatment programs to help prevent relapse and continue their treatment.
Patients can only be admitted by a licensed physician, and will be admitted five days a week. RMC plans to stabilize up to three patients at a time.
New Vision™, a hospital-based, medical stabilization and withdrawal management service, is provided through SpecialCare Hospital Management Corporation
of St. Charles, Mo., and is currently offered in many hospitals across the United States.
For more information about the New Vision™ medical stabilization service, please contact Jada Adams, site coordinator, Monday through Friday at 803-395-2617.
The RMC healthcare system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital and 21 primary care and specialty care practices. RMC is certified by The Joint Commission, has Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center, and is designated as a Level III Trauma Center. RMC is affiliated with MUSC Health
, the largest academic teaching facility in South Carolina, to further enhance select healthcare services for patients in the region.