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12 P.M. EDT, JULY 7, 2014

A CARING ALTERNATIVE ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF 2013 ANNUAL REPORT
MORGANTON, NC, July 7, 2014: A Caring Alternative announced today that their Annual Report for the 2013 calendar year is now available today to all stakeholders. The Annual Report may be requested by contacting Melaina Rhoney, President of A Caring Alternative. To request a copy please call (828) 437-3000 x24.
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A Caring Alternative, LLC.
Phone: (828) 437-3000 | Fax: (828) 437-4999
617 South Green Street, Suite 300 | Morganton, NC 28655


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12 P.M. EDT, FEBRUARY 14, 2014

LOCAL PRIMARY CARE AND MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER CONNECT TO OFFER COLLABORATIVE CARE
Combined Services Fills Significant Medical Void in County
 
MORGANTON, NC (Feb. 18, 2014): Burke Primary Care recently expanded its services through a collaborative partnership with A Caring Alternative, a local behavioral health and substance abuse service provider, to better assess and manage mental health concerns in its patients.
 
The early February 2014 initiative promises many benefits of integrating physical and mental health in one location, at Burke Primary Care’s office located at 103 Medical Heights Dr.
 
The combined clinic approach largely eliminates the need for referrals. Burke Primary Care’s patients will be able to see their primary care physician and a mental health provider on the same day, in the same office, with no waiting.
 
“This is a great benefit for our patients,” said Tim Robinson, MD, a partner in Burke Primary Care. “One of our biggest challenges is access to psychiatric care in a timely manner. This takes care of that.”
 
Patients will have swift access to depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug screenings; as well as brief interventions designed to prevent relapse of symptoms, promote smoking cessation and chronic illness management.
 
“We’ve changed the culture of physical and behavioral healthcare to a holistic approach that connects the mind and body,” said Melaina Rhoney, president of A Caring Alternative. “In doing so, we’re improving access to care, producing measurable health outcomes, decreasing stigmas associated with mental illness, focusing on prevention and early detection, and ensuring better health and wellbeing to Burke County residents.”
Historically, behavioral health services are provided in settings separate from where people receive primary physical care. This typically can mean that only part of a person's health is addressed. Providing one-stop healthcare changes this and resolves a longstanding issue of how to get behavioral health services to people who need it but may not know how to access such services.
 
“Providing integrated care makes sense. It improves patients’ whole quality of life,” said Granita Boyd, a licensed clinical social worker who serves as ACA’s embedded Integrated Care Clinician at Burke Primary Care. Boyd has been an integrated care provider for over seven years.
 
The collaborative effort is a part of Burke Primary Care’s on-going drive to provide higher-quality and more convenient healthcare to patients through Medical Home treatment strategies. Medical Home is a team-based health care delivery model designed to allow better access to health care, and increase satisfaction with care and improve health.
 
Burke Primary Care is the region’s largest and oldest primary care independent practice. Locally owned, it is a comprehensive family practice dedicated to high-quality, patient-focused healthcare.
 
A Caring Alternative, founded in 2006, is a comprehensive care agency providing mental health and substance abuse services to adults, adolescents, and children in western North Carolina.
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A Caring Alternative, LLC.
Phone: (828) 437-3000 | Fax: (828) 437-4999
617 South Green Street, Suite 300 | Morganton, NC 28655


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5 P.M. EDT, June 27, 2011

A CARING ALTERNATIVE ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF 2010 ANNUAL REPORT

MORGANTON, NC, June 27, 2011: A Caring Alternative announced today that their Annual Report for the 2010 calendar year is now available today to all stakeholders. The Annual Report may be requested by contacting Melaina Rhoney, President of A Caring Alternative. To request a copy please call (828) 437-3000 x24.
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A Caring Alternative, LLC.
Phone: (828) 437-3000 | Fax: (828) 437-4999
617 South Green Street, Suite 300 | Morganton, NC 28655
 


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5 P.M. EDT, March 18, 2010

A CARING ALTERNATIVE ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF 2009 ANNUAL REPORT

MORGANTON, NC, MARCH 18, 2010: A Caring Alternative announced today that their Annual Report for the 2009 calendar year is now available today to all stakeholders. The Annual Report may be requested by contacting Melaina Rhoney, President of A Caring Alternative. To request a copy please call (828) 437-3000 x24.
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A Caring Alternative, LLC.
Phone: (828) 437-3000 | Fax: (828) 437-4999
617 South Green Street, Suite 300 | Morganton, NC 28655


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12 P.M. EDT, Apri 16, 2009

A CARING ALTERNATIVE AWARDED THREE-YEAR CARF ACCREDIATION

Morganton, NC — April 16, 2009 — CARF International announced that A Caring Alternative, LLC has been accredited for a period of three years for its Assessment and Referral, Case Management/Services Coordination, Intensive Family-Based Services, Outpatient Treatment, Community Services: Respite Services for Integrated DD/Mental Health for Adults, Children and Adolescents. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to A Caring Alternative.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

A Caring Alternative is a for profit organization with offices at 203 East Union Street, Morganton, NC and 219-A Avery Avenue. It has been providing a variety of services (Community Support, Community Support Team, Day Treatment, Intensive In-Home, Out Patient Therapy, Targeted Case Management, & Respite) in the Morganton area since 2006.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For additional information, contact Melaina Rhoney at (828) 437-3000.
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5 P.M. EDT, March 19, 2009

A CARING ALTERNATIVE ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF 2008 ANNUAL REPORT

MORGANTON, NC, MARCH 19, 2009: A Caring Alternative announced today that their Annual Report for the 2008 calendar year is now available today to all stakeholders. The Annual Report may be requested by contacting Melaina Rhoney, President of A Caring Alternative. To request a copy please call (828) 437-3000 x24.
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A Caring Alternative, LLC.
Phone: (828) 437-3000 | Fax: (828) 437-4999
617 South Green Street, Suite 300 | Morganton, NC 28655
 

 
         
 
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