The additional space also allows Northwell Health to provide more training to tomorrow's behavioral health experts.
"Now we have the room for psychiatric residents to rotate and train with us," said Bruce Goldman, LCSW, director of substance abuse services at Zucker Hillside Hospital. "Having residents on-site gives more support to patients and the behavioral health team."
"Patients have been blown away by how nice it is when they walk in," said Heather Hugelmeyer, LCSW, program director at the Garden City Treatment Center. "The environment helps reduce the stigma associated with substance abuse programs."
"Northwell Health is committed to effective treatment of opioid misuse, substance abuse and behavioral disorders in the community," Mr. Goldman said. "The investment in this new space is proof positive."