Late news briefs for the week of June 12

June 9, 2017
Modern Healthcare

Providence St. Joseph Health's behavioral health foundation last week unveiled the first three recipients of grants from its $100 million fund to improve mental health treatment access and outcomes.​ Providence's Well Being Trust will work with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Trust for America's Health and the California Mental Health and Wellness Initiative in their efforts to develop evidence-based recommendations to improve access to mental health services in hospital and community settings. Providence St. Joseph launched Well Being Trust last year with an initial $100 million endowment, with an additional $30 million specifically allocated for work in California, according to Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of the Renton, Wash.-based system. "Our hope is that other large health systems will join us in this effort," Hochman said.

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