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January 30, 2017

Montgomery County hospital forms behavioral health partnership to meet rising community demand

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Holy Redeemer Hospital in Abington Township.

A Montgomery County hospital announced Monday that it has reached a new partnership to expand its behavioral health services as the region attempts to absorb an increase in demand for such patient care.

The Holy Redeemer Health System, based in the Meadowbrook section of Abington Township, established a new agreement with the Philmont Guidance Center in order to better serve the community, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Philmont Guidance Center has offices in Huntingdon Valley, Doylestown and Flourtown. The private mental health treatment center offers care for children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. Its staff consists of psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers who offer practical, goal-directed therapeutic approaches.

In creating this partnership, the organizations hope to support each other where their patients medical and psychological needs overlap.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work closely with the physicians in the Holy Redeemer network to increase community access to behavioral health services,” said Dr. Daniel G. Hartman, lead physician and owner of the Philmont Guidance Center. “I am personally excited to have the opportunity to create specialized programs to help meet the emotional health needs of patients with complicated medical issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and fibromyalgia.”

Holy Redeemer president and CEO Michael Laign added that the partnership will advance the hospital's goal to improve community access to behavioral health services and integrate its aims into primary and women's healthcare.

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