CARSON CITY - The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services today responded to the release of the recommendation report produced by hospital consultants Dr. Ken Appelbaum and Dr. Joel Dvoskin regarding operations at Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital.
“We appreciate the time and effort Dr. Appelbaum and Dr. Dvoskin gave to thoroughly review and analyze Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital,” said Mike Willden, DHHS Director. “The doctors’ positive findings and meaningful recommendations will help us strengthen the services we provide and help us improve mental health programs within our state.
“Moving forward, I believe we will have a much stronger organization to help us provide greater care to those we serve.”
To gather their findings, Dr. Appelbaum and Dr. Dvoskin spent a week on-site at SNAMHS and conducted an in-depth review of policies and practices. The consultants, who had full access to the facility, have previously worked with other mental health facilities across the country.
Appelbaum and Dvoskin’s findings identified many of the same areas DHHS had already recognized as areas for improvement. As a result, SNAMHS has already taken corrective action on a number of the recommendations and will work toward implementing the remaining recommendations outlined in the report.
-- From news release