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“CGH Medical Stabilization Service” Detox, dependency patients now accepted at CGH

Troy Taylor, Clinical Therapist and Deonna Wilson RN Clinical Director. Troy Taylor, Clinical Therapist and Deonna Wilson RN Clinical Director. JACKSON COUNTY TIMES photo — Bo McMullian

Campbellton-Graceville Hospital has “gone the extra mile” in offering “an atmosphere of hope” for patients that may be suffering from alcohol or drug dependency, according to new staff members interviewed on site by the Jackson County TIMES Monday afternoon.  The hospital has hired two staff members to coordinate the Medical Stabilization services, Deonna Wilson RN Clinical Director and Troy Taylor, Clinical Therapist.

“This has been a longtime goal of the hospital,” Interim CEO Peggy Moore explained. “ 

“Any hospital can accept a patient who is in withdrawal from alcohol or any other substance who desires to overcome this addiction,” said Taylor.  Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Taylor both have professional experience with this type of care.  “We have gone the extra mile in offering an atmosphere of hope with added activities that give patients additional care and attention that is provided by all staff at Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, said Taylor. “We want to help get the patients stabilized and, if necessary, refer them to a treatment center-something long-term if they are willing to take the next step in the recovery process,” said Wilson.  Patients can stay at the hospital in this capacity for several days or longer if necessary.  The average length of stay for these patients is 7 days. Taylor and Wilson offer group sessions for these patients.  A small library has books, videos and DVDs available on recovery and addiction.  There are no designated units at the hospital for these services, although a few rooms have been improved with positive messages and other 

furnishings.

Deonna Wilson, RN Clinical Director earned her degree at Wallace Community College in Dothan and began working at CGH in March.  Troy Taylor, Clinical Therapist earned his degree at the Baptist College of Florida and began working at CGH in February.

All nursing staff as well as all other departments at Campbellton-Graceville Hospital are dedicated to providing the same excellent care as a team to all patients.  Patients have been receiving the Medical Stabilization services with positive results since February and they are all looking forward to helping many more patients in the future.

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