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Resident Satisfaction and the Survey Says?

By Richard M. Walko, PhD Quality Management Coordinator Surveys say a lot actually. Because of our strong commitment to resident satisfaction, Sierra Tucson conducts a lot of surveys. Years ago, each resident was offered one general satisfaction survey to fill out right before completing his or her stay. Today, with an eye toward knowing, in … Read More

Individualized Treatment for Professionals

By Michael Genovese, MD, JD Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Tucson At Sierra Tucson, we recognize that our residents share much in common, but that we must also be mindful of the stressors and circumstances facing each individual. Men and women who are in high-pressure professions may be the first to offer help to others but … Read More

A Note on the State of Managed Care

A Word from Our Director of Admissions: Rich Appert A recent admission to Sierra Tucson had me reflecting on our industry’s current interaction with commercial payers and managed care as a whole. While legislators and advocacy groups continue to trudge forward from a bureaucratic perspective (moderately successfully), it’s hard not to grow mildly disconcerted at … Read More

The Gift of Boundaries

Protecting one’s sobriety during the hectic holiday season For individuals who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, the holidays can be a tumultuous time when the stakes are high and their guard is low. Often, celebrations create high-risk situations and avoiding relapse triggers may be a challenge. Fortunately, there are ways to protect one’s greatest gift: … Read More

Maintaining Cultural Sensitivity in Residential Treatment

Cultural identity impacts the way in which an individual perceives the world around him or her. It shapes a person’s belief system, provides a sense of belonging, and influences the way he or she lives, speaks, acts, and thinks. As such, the behavioral health industry must not only recognize cultural differences and barriers, but also … Read More