Our skilled and dedicated team is committed to providing high-quality behavioral health services to our patients.
Behavioral Interdisciplinary Team
The MVH behavioral interdisciplinary team provides patients with a high level of skill and a continuum of care that addresses not only their behavioral needs, but their medical needs in order to better care for all conditions, which are often interrelated.
The behavioral interdisciplinary team at Miami Valley Hospital consists of physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists, care coordinators, occupational therapists, drug and alcohol therapists and nurses specializing in psychological care.
Behavioral Assessment Team
The Miami Valley Hospital behavioral assessment team consists of specialized psychiatric nurses who perform behavioral consultations anywhere in the hospital with seven-day-a-week coverage. Often, patients brought in for medical treatment need behavioral treatment, as well for conditions like depression before surgery, postpartum depression, a history of suicide, drug issues and mental health conditions.
The team consists of two clinical nurse specialists and two registered nurses who all have specialty training in psychiatric nursing. They assess the level of patient need and give recommendations and conference with the physician and a psychiatrist. The nurses give other hospital staff starting protocols for substance-withdrawal and become a patient's initial contact into psychiatry. Once patients are medically clear, they can be transferred to the Behavioral Unit if needed.
Content Updated: December 5, 2014