Monday, January 4, 2016
Sarah Campbell, program manager for Johnson County Community Hospital's branch of the Senior Life Solutions program, accepted the award on behalf of JCCH.
JCCH named Senior Life Solutions Intensive Outpatient Program of the Year
MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. – The signs of aging aren’t always visible. Sometimes there is emotional stress that can only be treated through therapy and counseling.
In rural areas like Johnson County, that can be hard to find. But thanks to the intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Johnson County Community Hospital, seniors are finding it much easier to get the help they need in dealing with the psychological changes associated with aging.
The program provides assistance to patients 55 and older who live near critical access hospitals like JCCH in the form of psychiatric evaluation, group or personal therapy, dietary consults, medication educational groups, or psychiatric medication management.
Last week, Senior Life Solutions, a division of Psychiatric Medical Care, LLC, and parent company of the IOP, presented Sarah Campbell and Johnson County Community Hospital (JCCH) with their annual Program of the Year award for her service at the facility.
Campbell, a licensed clinical social worker and lifelong resident of Johnson County, is a psychotherapist and the program manager for JCCH’s branch of the Senior Life Solutions program.
Campbell became the resident psychotherapist for the program when it was started more than three years ago and also helped spread information about it across the region along with the program’s head nurse, Joyce Tugman.
“Sarah believed in this program from the beginning,” said Dwayne Taylor, VP and CEO of Mountain States’ Southeast market. “Her passion for serving the people of Johnson County is evident and this award is really a testament to that.”
Chastity Trivette, associate administrator at JCCH, had similar praise for Campbell.
“She does such a great job of taking care of our patients,” Trivette said. “They truly love Sarah as much as we do.”
The award was presented in front of family and co-workers at JCCH by Alex Gayle, Regional Director for Senior Life Solutions, which is headquartered in Nashville.
“She’s caring and passionate about her patients,” Gayle said. “She’s really just a genuine person and such a great representative of the program and the hospital. She is truly deserving of this recognition.”
Campbell believes that helping others is the core principle behind Senior Life Solutions.
“I became a psychotherapist just because of my love of people,” she said. “I want to help them and figure out what the best solution is for them. And, being able to do this kind of work in my hometown makes it that much better.”