16 Oct

Governor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up)

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up) By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant   SHARE  TWEET August 30, 2016 WITF: Pa. to open 5 additional centers in midstate to treat opioid addiction“The state says it will open 5 additional centers [in midstate] to treat people addicted to heroin or other opioids by the start of next year. The news on the…Centers of Excellence comes after an earlier announcement this year that included 4 new centers in the midstate. The facilities will be located in Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Schuylkill, and York counties.”The Times: Wolf unveils 25 additional ‘centers of excellence’ for opioid addiction treatment“There will be 25 additional Centers of Excellence in Pennsylvania by Jan. 1 to provide more access to opioid addiction treatment, including sites in Fayette County and the Mon Valley, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Monday.”Reading Eagle: Reading Hospital to be added as center in fight against opioid addiction“An additional 25 Centers of Excellence locations will be added throughout Pennsylvania by Jan. 1, bringing a total of 45 centers across the state. The centers are designed to help addicts by using team-based treatment methods, including behavioral health and primary care methods and medication-assisted treatment.”Daily Item: Geisinger among 25 new Centers of Excellence to treat opioid abuse“Geisinger Health System is among 25 additional Centers of Excellence to address opioid abuse, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Geisinger’s involvement boosts access in the Susquehanna Valley. Under the first phase of the Centers of Excellence program, the closest site was in Harrisburg or Williamsport.”PLS Reporter: Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis“‘Adding the 25 new locations brings the total number of COEs to 45,’ said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. ‘The department’s goal is to provide all Pennsylvanians with treatment that addresses not only their substance use disorder but also the underlying physical and behavioral health issues that often are at the root of their addiction.’”FOX 43: To Fight Opioid Epidemic, Wolf Administration Implements 25 Additional Centers of Excellence Locations“The additional COEs announced today will serve at least 5,600 additional individuals. The COEs are a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Public Health,  Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced the implementation of an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) locations across the state by January 1, 2017. The COEs will offer treatment to sufferers of opioid-related substance use disorder throughout Pennsylvania.“As we all know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate – it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “With these additional locations, my administration is continuing its commitment to expanding high-quality treatment across Pennsylvania.”Take a look at the coverage below:last_img read more

21 Sep

Szczesny spurred on by City draw

first_img The Gunners finally produced the required performance against a top-four Barclays Premier League rival to recover from the setback of going behind to an early goal from David Silva with a spirited second-half performance. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini – who had netted a bizarre last-minute own goal in the 2-2 draw with Swansea on Tuesday night – equalised and German forward Lukas Podolski then came close to turning the match on its head when his angled drive was flicked behind by England keeper Joe Hart. Press Association Szczesny believes it is the kind of display which can lead Arsenal on to a positive ending to the season, as Arsene Wenger’s side aim to secure Champions League qualification once again and also a shot at FA Cup glory. “We have not had a great time in the last couple of games, but it is all about responding well and that is what we did,” said the Poland international, who shipped six goals in the heavy defeat at Chelsea last weekend which ruined Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge. “Of course it was difficult times, but we knew if we stuck together, carried on working properly then a result would come. Hopefully now we can kick on.” Szczesny added: “We owed it to the manager, the fans and everyone at the club, ourselves as well. “We lost 6-0 (at Chelsea) and that is embarrassing for players who represent this club. “You want to prove to yourself and prove to everyone around you that you are better than that. “We have still got a lot to play for, the FA Cup and we are in a decent position in the league, so we will be on our toes and at our very best to go on and win all the games. “I am confident we can have a very good run-in and finish strong.” Gunners boss Wenger hopes his squad are now finally through their “nightmare” of two results which could have derailed what has largely been a promising campaign in the wake of more questions over the character of the side. “It has been very bad,” said Wenger, “but as well very positive because it is always an opportunity to show you have some mental strength, and so I am very proud of my players because they have shown that. “We have gone through an absolute nightmare, a storm this week. “It is difficult to protect the players from that, the only way you can deal with it is to respond on the pitch. “The critics come very quick and very hard, the only way we can deal with it is to respond in the next game and that is what we did.” Wenger – who on Friday hit back at criticism of his side’s qualities by former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes – added: “They (players) have to let people talk. I enjoy football and don’t want to spend my time responding to everybody because I am long enough in the job to know that is not the most important thing.” Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny feels Arsenal can “kick on” from the battling 1-1 draw with Manchester City to secure a strong end to their season. last_img read more