Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, will be honored at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s 22nd Evening of Excellence.
Individuals from Union County and across the state of New Jersey rely on Behavioral Health and Psychiatry at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. It operates one of the most highly respected and comprehensive departments of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry in New Jersey. The Department provides treatment to patients of all ages, as well as family-based services. At its homebase, it offers a 98-bed inpatient facility and provides more than 200,000 outpatient visits each year. Its team of practitioners, including several bilingual team members, encompasses every facet of mental health service needs: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Substance Abuse Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists and many other types of professionals.
Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, stated, “Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, has been a valued partner of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey for several years. Their programs and services serve as a beacon of hope and care for those with behavioral health challenges in communities of New Jersey.”
Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center|RWJBarnabas Health, said, “We are proud to be located in Elizabeth, the fourth largest city in New Jersey. We are committed to continuously identifying and meeting the behavioral healthcare needs of our community. Our work with RWJBarnabas Health will further expand the depth of our psychiatric and mental health related services.”
Frank A. Ghinassi, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services for RWJBarnabas Health, explained, “Gary (Horan) and his team embody admirable values and mission driven principles. Under his oversight, Trinitas has been a leader in acknowledging and addressing the social determinants of health and has provided the vastly diverse patients and families they serve with initiatives to address issues such as anti-racism, unstable housing, food deserts, and many more.”
Behavioral Health and Psychiatry at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is known for excellence as well as the ability to identify and bridge behavioral healthcare gaps. For example:
- since 2000, Trinitas has been the only hospital in New Jersey that provides inpatient psychiatric care to children and adults living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and severe Mental Illness, also known as Dual Disorder or DDMI, (its 10-bed adult unit is slated to increase to 22-beds soon);
- its Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Institute is one of only 26 certified centers in the U.S., and is one of a few in the nation selected to be in SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s) learning collaborative for police/mental health partnerships;
- its Residential Program for traumatized girls aged 15-19 recently increased to five beds.
Its specialized services include parenting groups, women’s services, gero-psychiatry, an adolescent residential program, and programs for individuals with HIV. Survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse can also receive specialized care, as can juvenile offenders or persons requiring justice-involved services.
Due to its quality care, innovation and commitment, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is known as one of New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive hospital-based Behavioral Health providers.
About the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Evening of Excellence
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is grateful to its corporate sponsors of the 22nd Evening of Excellence, including: Trinitas Regional Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health at the Platinum Level; Investors Bank, a Division of Citizens Bank, N.A., and MinuteClinic, located in select CVS Pharmacy stores, at the Gold Level; Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic, Janssen Neuroscience Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, United Healthcare, Janine and Dan Kane and Gia and Patrick O’Keefe at the Silver Level; and Delta Dental, Lexpath, Mike WorldWide and Steven E. Geltzeiler at the Bronze Level.
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to strive for children and adults to achieve victory over mental illness and substance use disorders through advocacy, education, training and services. Its state headquarters is in Union County; it has additional locations in Atlantic, Hudson and Ocean Counties, and affiliates in Essex, Monmouth, Morris, and Passaic Counties. For more information visit https://www.mhanj.org/.
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