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    SouthlandMD Continues to Grow Its Behavioral Health Service Line

    January 25, 2021, AUGUSTA, GA — SouthlandMD, a regional leader in behavioral health and hospitalist services, announces its partnership with Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta, located in Augusta, Georgia. SouthlandMD will provide medical coverage at the facility.

    “There continues to be a need for behavioral health services in the communities we serve so creating partnerships like the one with Lighthouse is key to help combat mental illness,” said Allen Lee, MD, Chief Executive Officer of SouthlandMD. “We are encouraged that we can provide medical care onsite that is beneficial for the patient as well as the staff.”

    SouthlandMD will handle the medical care needed for patients including intravenous fluid support, urinary catheterization, blood transfusions, and supplementary oxygen. Many patients have a medical illness as well as a mental illness and it can be a challenge when the diagnosis is unclear or you have to readmit the patient to the hospital. Having an integrated approach for care is better for the patient and the care team. The Lighthouse staff can be more efficient and focus on the psychiatric needs of the patients.

    Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta provides mental health services to children and teens. They have acute, residential and partial hospitalization programs are designed to balance clinical care with a variety of recreational opportunities. All programs are provided by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses, psychiatrists and activity coordinators.

    SouthlandMD brings over 25 years of experience in medical and behavioral health operations. Our goal is to bring high-quality medical services back to hospitals and communities. Using the SouthlandMD model, which combines a team-based approach and strong physician leadership, we are able to focus on specific hospital performance indicators and create relationships with staff that results in top notch patient care.

    SouthlandMD medical services began on October 1, 2020.