Central Clinic Named Top Workplace!

From the President and CEO of Central Clinic, Dr. Walter Smitson:

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Central Clinic Group ranked #9 as a Top Workplace Company out of 25 mid- size companies. Overall 40, companies submitted results.

As President and CEO it is very rewarding to know that all our collective efforts to make our work places healthy and enjoyable have created this result. Having positive work environments greatly enhances our mission of providing behavioral health care services to people of all ages. We now have seven work sites, three in Butler County and four in Hamilton County. In addition our Forensic Center covers six counties. Congratulations to everyone for this outcome. Thanks to Lisa Hart for coordinating this effort. Meanwhile we will continue our commitment to make all places even better in the future.

For more information, please click on the link: Cincinnati’s Top Workplaces – Central Clinic

For a PDF selection from the original article, please click on the link: Central Clinic In Top Workplaces

Taylor Academy is a WINNER!

Dr. Walter Smitson is happy to announce that Ethel M. Taylor Academy is the winner of the 2011 Community Schools National Awards of Excellence.

This is an award given by the Coalition for Community Schools. We are very excited as this is a NATIONAL honor. Only 3 schools are picked out of the entire country. The letter from the Coalition for Community Schools is attached.

Central Clinic is the lead agency at Taylor. The Clinic provides the Resource Coordinator, After-School Program and it’s Coordinator. A huge thank you goes to Annie Bogenschutz and her entire team at Taylor. If you have any questions about the award or the programs, feel free to contact Annie, the Resource Coordinator, at bogensa@cpsboe.k12.oh.us or 513.310.5539.

Taylor Academy Award Letter from The Coalition for Community Schools

Central Clinic Renews National Accreditation

Central Clinic has been accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a period of three years effective May 2009. This accreditation, which extends through May 2012, is the third successive time Central Clinic has received a three year accreditation by our national accrediting body.

All Central Clinic sites, services and programs are covered by this accreditation decision.

As stated in the CARF award letter, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of lives of the persons served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”

Central Clinic Spring Newsletter Now Online

The latest edition of the Central Clinic newsletter, Connections, is now available for download. Featuring an article titled ‘Meeting the Needs of the Behavioral Health Community’ by President and CEO, Dr. Walter Smitson, this edition focuses on the individual agencies of Central Clinic, Inc., highlighting the unique services and programs they provide.

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To download and view the newsletter, please click here.

Baby Massage Classes At The Young Child Institute

Explore how to be totally present for the new little person you are bringing into your life.

The Young Child Institute has expanded its program offering to include classes on baby massage and getting to know your baby. Getting to know your baby is an adventure that is both magical and overwhelming at times. Practicing baby massage gives new parents the opportunity to learn about their infant’s communication and time out cues. It also helps promote growth, digestion and deeper sleep.

Please take a moment to review the class documentation below by clicking the link. The linked files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded by clicking here.

Baby Massage Brochure
Instructor Bio For Baby Massage
Baby Massage Registration Form

For more information, please call (513)751-3133, ext 7.

Benefits Access Project Helps Those With Disabilities

There are many individuals in our community who are disabled due to severe mental illness. Many of these individuals receive disability income from SSI or SSDI – but many do not. The very disability that qualifies them for these benefits prevents them from following through with the complicated and bureaucratic process of applying for services.

A number of agencies in the community have staff that can assist a client with this process. However, clients often don’t return for follow up appointments, or they start applications through more than one agency.

MHAP has received a grant from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of this process. With this grant, MHAP has formed a collaborative of agencies called the Benefits Access Project (BAP). These agencies will use a shared database to track the process of client applications, reconnect clients with Case Managers at other agencies, and prevent duplicate applications that slow down the approval process. In addition, the Case Managers at each agency will be trained to submit more effective applications.

The goal of the grant is to increase the number of qualified disabled clients who are receiving SSI/SSDI/Medicaid benefits by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the process.