Stephanie Weatherly is the Chief Clinical Officer at Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), a nationwide behavioral health provider. She has devoted her life to providing patientcentered care and teaching others how to care for those living with mental illness. She routinely speaks to large audiences about clinical outcomes, compliance, and improving access to behavioral healthcare.
Stephanie holds a doctorate in nursing from Walden University, a master’s degree in nursing leadership from Western Governors University, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina. She is a board-certified psychiatric nurse leader with experience in improving access to care, reducing the use of restraint and seclusion, and providing evidence-based care models. Stephanie has been with PMC since 2015. She was previously the administrative director at Parthenon Pavilion Mental Health Hospital in Nashville, the chief quality officer at Mary Black Hospital in South Carolina and held numerous leadership positions across multiple healthcare organizations. After years of directing clinical care in individual care settings, she gained oversight of multiple healthcare facilities. Her passion for individualized care has been instrumental in moving numerous organizations to a more patient-centered approach.
Overcoming Behavioral Health Challenges in Critical Access Hospitals
This presentation explores barriers to behavioral health and provides solutions to achieving a financially sustainable, outcome driven mental health program. We'll examine four care models that can improve access to behavioral healthcare while reducing ED throughput, psychosomatic primary care physician visits, and reliance on multiple medications. CAH leaders will gain actionable insights to help them address the growing need for mental health services in rural markets.