Entries by Elissa

Reflections

Shara Cyrus, our former Day Program Clinical Manager, shares her reflections of her years with McClendon Center. Shara left McClendon Center in August to further her career with the DC Department of Behavioral Health, working with children with behavioral health needs.   There are very rare times that a person is lucky enough to find […]

September Message – Dennis Hobb

After a summer of mass shootings, it seems as though the national debate on how to fix what is broken comes down to two major options: restrict the availability of guns or define a group of individuals who should have restricted access to guns. This latter group almost always involves defining persons with mental illness […]

McClendon Center featured in DCHA’s Quality Showcase

McClendon Center’s Patient Discharge Coordination (PDC) program, a collaboration with AmeriHealth Caritas DC, was featured in the DC Hospital Association Quality Showcase publication. PDC was launched in 2015, with the goal of reducing hospital readmissions and improving HEDIS* measures by seamlessly transitioning and reintegrating individuals from psychiatric hospitalization back into the community. Since its inception, […]

Metro Offices Sponsors Our First Dignity Drive

“Among the most important human needs is the desire for respect and dignity. That need doesn’t change when a person becomes ill or disabled. Indeed, it may grow even stronger.”                                                   […]

Are you a Nats Fan?

Are you a Nats fan? Then you’re going to want to be at the Art of Transformation event on April 26! We’re raffling off two INFIELD BOX tickets to a 2018 (regular season) home game! Sports Illustrated predicts that the Nats will win the World Series this year so if you’ve never seen the Nats […]