Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra Tucson to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sierra Tucson.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Sierra Tucson Announces the Appointment of a New Chief Executive Officer

Sierra Tucson – Ranked #1 in Newsweek’s list of Best Addiction Treatment Centers in Arizona for 2020!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUCSON, Ariz. (Dec. 4, 2017) – Sierra Tucson, an internationally renowned leader in behavioral and mental health care, announces the promotion of Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, to chief executive officer.

Previously, Vinck served as chief clinical officer after joining Sierra Tucson in 2014, and was promoted to chief operations officer in 2015, where she led several strategic operational initiatives. Vinck is an integral part of the Sierra Tucson community, overseeing the design and implementation for all treatment programs.

In her new role, Vinck is responsible for clinical oversight and supervision of all treatment programs, as well as strategic planning for facility and program expansion. She will continue to oversee key endeavors like Connect365—Sierra Tucson’s signature continuing care service—and new operational implementations with   customer service training.

“Jaime has demonstrated a proven track record of success in improving clinical quality and advancing specialized treatment services,” said Joe Tinervin, division president of Acadia Healthcare. “We are confident that Sierra Tucson will carry on its 33-year legacy of providing excellence in the field of integrative behavioral health under her leadership.” 

Prior to joining Sierra Tucson, Vinck’s professional career included working as an outpatient services director and corporate clinical director at Journey Healing Centers. In addition to her experience in the healthcare community Vinck had a successful career in human resource management with Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Michigan and Omnipoint Communications in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey.