AltaNews Newsletter Archive

AltaNews is a newsletter for and about AltaPointe Health Systems employees.

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AltaNews Spring / Summer 2017

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AltaNews Spring  / Summer 2017   Inside this issue, read about how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is helping patients with PTSD. Plus, one patient shares her personal story of life after treatment for anxiety. Also included AltaPointe patients now have a new choice when it comes to filling their prescriptions, and it’s a convenient one.

AltaNews Winter 2017

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AltaNews Winter 2017 Inside this edition of AltaNews you will learn more about the merger between AltaPointe and Cheaha. AltaNews writers interviewed staff members in both regions about the changes. You can catch up on the latest in our school-based therapy program and find out about the role peer specialist play in our patients recovery….

AltaNews Summer/Fall 2016

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AltaNews – Summer-Fall 2016   Inside this issue of AltaNews you will find information on our merger with Cheaha Regional Mental Health Center, the importance technology plays in our patient care, and the Baldwin County Community Alliance’s , which operates through AltaPointe, role to keep prescription drugs away from teens.

AltaNews Spring 2016

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AltaNews Spring 2016 Inside the AltaNews Spring 2016 edition read up on Chuck Ingoglia, senior vice president of public policy and practice improvement for The National Council for Behavioral Health, presentation on national trends in behavioral healthcare during the 2015 AltaPointe Annual Meeting. You’ll also meet AltaPointe’s 2015 Stars of the Year.

AltaNews Fall 2015

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AltaNews Fall 2015 Newly appointed Alabama Commissioner of Mental Health Jim Perdue’s visit to AltaPointe, how day treatment participants battle stigma and new office space for EastPointe Hospital are all covered in the Fall 2015 edition of AltaNews.  

AltaNews Spring 2015

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AltaNews’ Spring 2015 edition is out. Inside you’ll find an article about Governor Robert Bentley’s visit to BayPointe Hospital to talk about possible cuts to mental health funding, and how AltaPointe is introducing trauma-informed care via The Grafton Model.

AltaNews Winter 2015

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Looking back at the history of Baldwin County Mental Health and forward to the successes of an expanded AltaPointe, case managers affect outpatient care in a positive way, new reading specialist joins LeMoyne School team, and CarePointe reports an increase of twice the number of calls since May 2014.

AltaNews Stars of the Year Special Edition 2014

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Meet AltaPointe’s Shining Star of 2014, Anne Chipman; AltaPointe Recognizes the Spirit of Teamwork; AltaPraise Encourages Employee Recognition and Meet the Members of the AltaPointe Shining Star Hall of Fame

AltaNews Summer 2014

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Historic merger between AltaPointe Health Systems and Baldwin County Mental Health brings overnight growth and strength, page one. An 18-year-old resident of an AltaPointe group home describes her traumatic experiences and her journey to hope and recovery, page one. Baldwin County Community Alliance works to prevent underage drinking, page 12.

AltaNews Spring 2014

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One man dreams of recovery from mental illness and tells his story to inspire others, page one. Human Resources staff prepares to launch new software system to achieve greater efficiencies, page 3. School-based therapists help children receive consistent, continuity of care, page 8. AltaPointe ‘grows’ its social media presence, page 12.

AltaNews Stars of the Year Special Edition 2013

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AltaPointe Names Chaney 2013 Shining Star, Stars Shine at AltaPointe Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, Meet the Members of the AltaPointe Shining Star Hall of Fame and What is AltaPraise?

AltaNews Summer 2013

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Read about AltaPointe’s 2012 Shining Star of the Year Cella Walker, Performance Improvement’s Consumer Needs Coordinator; Our CEO discusses many facets of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Managed Care in Alabama and how AltaPointe may be affected; EastPointe Hospital’s first year of operation has been a whirlwind of preparation, implementation and adjustment; One family describes its roller coast ride with schizophrenia; The Environment of Care Department adopts the “See Something, Say Something” campaign to improve security throughout AltaPointe’s continuum of care.

AltaNews Spring 2013

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Transition from Searcy marks new era for AltaPointe; Transition Team meets former Searcy patients’ needs; Meeting people in crisis — right where they are; PATH team reach out to the homeless who are mentally ill; AltaNews Readership Survey Results

AltaNews Fall 2013

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Learn how AltaPointe’s CarePointe Department and Crisis Response Team helped save a life. Find out how AltaPointe and the University of South Alabama collaborate to educate future psychiatrists. BayPointe strengthens customer service as hospital rebrands. And, read how the City of Mobile recognized Richard “Dick” Little for his many years of dedicated service to the mental health system in our region.

AltaNews Summer 2012

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EastPointe opens in Daphne. AltaNews is a newsletter for AltaPointe employees. Changes in Healthcare. Access Specialists save lives by phone every day.

AltaNews Spring 2012

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AltaPointe’s Shining Star for 2011 – Cynthia Foster; Closing Searcy, Region IV Plans; Dr. Parker wins national award; Hygiene for the Homeless; AltaPointe Introduces Open Groups at AOP

AltaNews Winter 2012

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AltaPointe hosts packed town-hall meeting with ADMH Commissioner Zelia Baugh; Teams receive CTI Training; BayPointe gets a new look; Innovative approach doubles day treatment attendance

AltaNews Summer 2011

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AltaPointe recognized nationally; Assessment reveals need for consultation services; AltaPointe staff members aid fellow mental health workers after tornadoes; Two MIS initiatives launch this summer.

AltaNews Spring 2011

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Alabama’s Mental Health CommissionerZelia Baugh visits AltaPointe; Fay Schreiber named AltaPointe’s Star of the Year; BayPointe launches last leg of multi-year conversion from paper to electronic records; and photos of the Adult Residential Services’ Fall Festival, Benefits Fairs and Christmas “ham toss”…

AltaNews Fall 2010

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Mental Health First Aid arrives at AltaPointe, the National Council selects AHS for standards of care pilot program to help people with schizophrenia, AltaPointe plays key role in Searcy census reduction project and BayPointe saves and transforms patients’ lives…

AltaNews Summer 2010

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AltaPointe responds to the mental health needs of the communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster; AHS Substance Abuse Services help more than 400 annually; Five-Star Customer Service announces first AltaPraise recipients; Staff members lose 1,000 pounds during Scale Back Alabama.

AltaNews Spring 2010

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AltaPointe remembers Claude Powe; “IT-Pointe” allows AHS staff members to help themselves; AHS Finance team works to keep “it all balanced”; Family grateful to ARS staff members; Terrell retires; ADMH medical director speaks at AltaPointe and photos from Santa Tuerk’s “ham toss”.

AltaNews Fall 2009

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AltaPointe staff members show ‘grace under fire’; Sheridan’s quick actions save a life; HR team ‘touches’ employees at all levels; AltaPointe: Alive with activity; People & Positions at the Pointe and much more…

AltaNews Summer 2009

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Meeting mental health needs makes borrowing funds a necessity; Department drops the “r word” from its name; COP renovated building ‘beautiful’; Children’s outpatient care requires flexible team and much more…

AltaNews Spring 2009

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Children’s outpatient care requires flexible team; Attitude survey results arrive; Daily ‘routine’ not always routine at AOP; APHS online address book is handy tool and much more…

AltaNews Winter 2009

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Changes in healthcare landscape require shifting focus to self-awareness; Referral program rewards staff; A real team effort at PH; Adult Outpatient Services announces staff changes; and Five-Star Customer Service training completes second phase.

AltaNews Summer 2008

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AltaNews Winter 2008

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‘Five-Star’ equals excellent customer service… MIS focus is on the future… Art Exhibit: ‘Expressions of Recovery’ and much more…

AltaNews Spring 2008

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Mobile Mental Health transitions to AltaPointe Health Systems and celebrates 50 years of service to Mobile and Washington counties. A grant makes it possible for AltaPointe to invest in TeleHealth technology and launch a formal initiative. Read about employee accomplishments, community outreach, the “ham toss” and much more…

AltaNews Spring 2007

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Introducing ‘AltaNews’… MMH celebrates half-century mark… Bayou office opens At Mostellar… RUS grant allows telemedicine… Alabama Health Care Hero…and much more…