What can you expect when you or your family member comes to one of our region’s emergency rooms or is hospitalized with a substance use issue? The answer to that question has come into greater focus as Michigan healthcare providers battle an ever-growing overdose epidemic.
A hospital visit often signifies a moment of crisis — either an overdose or a medical crisis that is exacerbated by substance use disorder (SUD). Health systems, like society in general, have long been associated with stigma around SUDs — which negatively impacts the quality of care patients receive. Across our region, healthcare professionals are working to tackle this stigma so that all patients are treated with the dignity they deserve.
At our August Family Forum, Washtenaw FAN will host a panel of experts representative of some of Southeast Michigan’s largest healthcare systems who are committed to changing the way we view and treat SUDs. Join us for this engaging discussion on much-needed SUD-treatment reform and learn how health systems can use empathetic, evidence-based treatments to help set those in crisis on a path to recovery. Featuring:
Sarah Wedepohl – Director of Health Initiatives, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Michael Gratson, MD, and Matthew Orsey – Beaumont Health
Andrew King, MD – Detroit Medical Center
Michaelina Bolton, MD, and Ryan Reece, MD – Hurley Medical Center
Mark Weiner, MD, DFASAM – IHA/St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Emily McCall, LMSW, CAADC, and Nathan Menke, MD, Ph.D. – Michigan Medicine
David Yanga, MD – Ascension