Mental Health Patients in the ER

Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr. Cary Gutbezahl
Guest Bio: Dr. Cary Gutbezahl is president and CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting. He has worked as interim CMO for several hospitals and health systems, where he led major change initiatives in case management, leading to reductions in length of stay and introducing a culture of safety and professional accountability. He has also served as a physician mock surveyor to prepare hospitals for regulatory surveys. While Dr. Gutbezahl was on active duty in the U.S. Navy, he was Head of the Quality Assurance Department of the Navy Medical Command, National Capital Region, in Bethesda, Md. He is board certified and completed a laboratory medicine residency and an immunohematology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

Segment Overview: Dr. Cary Gutbezahl discusses how to address problems related to the care and treatment of mental health patients in the Emergency Room. Emergency room size, staffing, resources, and attitudes are talked about as they relate to mental health patients in the community.


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Neal: Hello and welcome to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. So glad that you could join us today. Our guest in studio today is Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, President and CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting. He’s got a diverse background in hospital, medical group and manage care settings as well as having a strong knowledge and skill set in redesigning work to create safer, more reliable care in the ER and in other places. Now, many of us have had an ER experience or an Emergency Department experience, either as a patient or someone going to check on someone that we care about being admitted to the ER. But what about those of us that are admitted to the ER but we have a special needs as they relate to our mental health? Our guest is here to talk about some of the specific needs of mental healthcare patients when they’re admitted to the emergency rooms around the world. How are you doing today Doctor?

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