Maryhaven’s New Hope leads opioid addiction treatment gap with LI partnership
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, alongside Northwell Health President & CEO Michael Dowling, announced a groundbreaking partnership between the NCDA, Northwell Health, Nassau University Medical Center and Maryhaven’s New Hope Crisis Center.
On Tuesday, April 16th, at Maryhaven’s New Hope Center in Freeport, Nassau County District Attorney (NCDA) Madeline Singas announced a partnership between Maryhaven’s New Hope Center, the NCDA, Northwell Health and Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) to further close the deadly treatment gap by providing overdose patients, from emergency departments, with immediate transportation and admission into New Hope’s residential treatment program.
Lou Grossman spoke on our behalf, promoting Maryhaven Center of Hope, New Hope and CHS. He was interviewed, along with a New Hope client, by a number of media outlets. It was a wonderful showcase for New Hope, Maryhaven Center of Hope, our staff and facilities.
This presser was attended by major media, including channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 11, News12, Fios and Newsday. Some of the coverage has already appeared on air and is posted on the respected web-sites.
Beginning immediately, New Hope staff is on call 24/7 to respond to the emergency rooms at NUMC and Northwell Health to bring overdose patients directly to treatment at the Freeport facility. Up until now, a drug user would overdose and essentially just get sent home.
“Offering a family support. Getting social workers involved. This [memorandum of understanding] is the first of its kind between a center like New Hope and our ERs. And it will save lives, I am confident of that,” Singas said.
The irony of all this… additional clinical support will be paid for with money collected, essentially, from drug dealers, Gusoff reported. Drug asset forfeiture – the money the DA collects in criminal cases – supplies the funds.
Look for more exciting news from Maryhaven Center of Hope in months to come!
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