Outcome Stories

Read about efforts to implement and measure the impact of the Zero Suicide framework.

February 15, 2019

Wellstone Regional Hospital serves multiple counties in Indiana and Kentucky and is part of the Universal Health Services (UHS) system which is the largest inpatient psychiatric hospital system in the United States. Since 2015, dozens of hospitals across the UHS system have implemented Zero Suicide. In 2017, Wellstone incorporated new practices, based on...

February 15, 2019

Riveredge Hospital is the largest free-standing psychiatric facility in the state of Illinois and is part of the Universal Health Services (UHS) system which is the largest inpatient psychiatric hospital system in the United States. Since 2015 dozens of hospitals across the UHS system have implemented Zero Suicide. Riveredge started implementation of Zero...

February 15, 2019

The Missouri Department of Mental Health has provided leadership for Zero Suicide implementation in the state since 2014. It subsequently engaged each of the state’s community behavioral health centers (CBHC) in Zero Suicide by offering multiple consultation opportunities with Zero Suicide experts and by leading and developing a robust learning...

February 15, 2019

AtlantiCare Health System started Zero Suicide implementation in 2015, driven by internal data indicating only 50% of individuals discharged from the inpatient psychiatric unit attended their first scheduled outpatient follow-up appointment. To address this, a new suicide prevention protocol consisting of a bundle of interventions was developed to improve...

February 15, 2019

Avera Health, an integrated Catholic health system serving South Dakota and surrounding states began implementing Zero Suicide in 2016. After engaging senior leadership and staff and refining clinical practices, Avera observed several key improvements in care from July 2016-June 2018. There was a 52% reduction in emergency psychiatric assessments (...

February 15, 2019

The Chickasaw Nation Departments of Health and Family Services began Zero Suicide implementation in September 2016, first starting in the emergency department (ED) and soon after expanding to all clinical settings (outpatient clinic visits, dental visits, ED visits, acute and intensive care unit admissions). The Department saw a number of key outcomes....

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