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Release: Willowbrooke at Tanner Expands with Floyd Partnership

Residents throughout Northwest Georgia are gaining greater access to behavioral health services through a new partnership between Willowbrooke at Tanner and Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga.
Under the agreement, Willowbrooke at Tanner will assume management of Floyd Behavioral Health Center, Floyd’s 53-bed adult inpatient behavioral health facility, as well as Floyd’s outpatient behavioral health services.

Willowbrooke at Tanner, the behavioral health service of Tanner Health System, operates its own 82-bed inpatient behavioral health facility in Villa Rica that serves children, adolescents and adults. The service has also built one of the most comprehensive lines of outpatient behavioral health services in the Southeast.

“At Tanner, we’ve made behavioral health a focus because we’re aware of how underserved that area of health care is,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “Behavioral health is part of any comprehensive approach to health. It affects our friends, our loved ones, our neighbors, our peers and our colleagues; making sure people have access to the services they need is essential.”

Willowbrooke at Tanner recently expanded its outpatient partial hospitalization program (PHP) — providing intensive outpatient care for adults, children and adolescents — to include a location in Cartersville, serving Bartow and Polk counties, supplementing its established locations in Carrollton and Villa Rica. Willowbrooke at Tanner also recently established Regain at Willowbrooke, a unique outpatient treatment program that provides after-hours care in a confidential, supportive environment for working professionals who struggle with substance abuse.

“It’s extraordinary to be expanding our behavioral health services at a time when so many others are eliminating community-based services,” said Wayne Senfeld, senior vice president of behavioral health for Tanner Health System. “There’s definitely a need for these services, and this is our opportunity to help expand access to these services into communities that really need them.”

The partnership will enable Willowbrooke at Tanner to provide infrastructure support, physician and staff recruitment and access to Willowbrooke at Tanner’s extensive line of behavioral health services for Floyd’s patients.

In addition to managing the behavioral health services for Floyd, Willowbrooke at Tanner continues to offer its innovative partial hospitalization program, providing intensive outpatient care for adults, children and adolescents; the intensive outpatient program, providing a less-intensive level of care than PHP and often serving as a step-down service to help patients continue their recovery; the Tanner Center for Behavioral Health, offering state-approved Core services; the Tanner Intensive Family Intervention Program (TIFIP), providing in-home counseling for families and treating children experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties; program tracks, with programs focused on addressing problems such as anger management, truancy, bullying, substance abuse, trauma and more; animal-assisted therapy, with certified animal therapists; innovative equine therapy programs; expressive therapy, using art, performance and music to help patients express themselves; and more.

Willowbrooke at Tanner also offers free, confidential behavioral health assessments, which can be arranged by calling the service’s 24-hour help line at 770.812.9551.

More information on Floyd Medical Center is available online at www.floyd.org. Learn more about Willowbrooke at Tanner online at www.WillowbrookeAtTanner.org.