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January 25, 2017

Harrington Recovery Services at Webster Accepting Patients

WEBSTER, MAHarrington Recovery Services at Webster, Harrington HealthCare System’s new 16-bed, inpatient co-occurring diagnosis unit (CDU) began accepting patients on Tuesday, January 17th. (Co-occurring is the term used when an individual has both a mental illness and a substance use disorder.)

Harrington Recovery Services at Webster, located at the 340 Thompson Road campus, is the culmination of a four-year effort to convert the former medical-surgical unit into a much-needed, secure, local, acute care environment where patients with mental health and substance use disorders can be treated on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Harrington President and CEO Ed Moore called the unit the “crown jewel” in the behavioral health model Harrington has been building in the region, which includes a vibrant patient navigator program, collaboration with drug courts in East Brookfield, Dudley and Uxbridge and expanded counseling services throughout the region.

“This unit presents a tremendous opportunity for Harrington and for the region,” Moore said. “With the addition of this new treatment space, we now have a model that can be held up as an example throughout the state and throughout the country of how community health care systems can still make a difference. We will be saving lives. We will be making a difference.”


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