Webinar – Integrating Care for Med-Psych Patients

December 12, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
CHI owner insured hospital direct care providers, managers, clinical educators, case managers, risk managers, quality improvement and patient safety managers


With increasing frequency, our emergency departments and patient care units are seeing patients with multiple diagnoses that include behavioral health.  ED case managers and direct care providers are faced with unique challenges for placement and identifying resources for this population.  Join us for a one hour webinar discussing potential options when integrating the care for the med-psych patient.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe unique challenges when caring for med-psych patients.
  2. Identify possible resources for behavioral health patients.
  3. Review strategies for placement and referral of med-psych patients.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12205 for 1 contact hour.  

Optima Risk Management education programs have a wide scope with varying target audiences. Nursing is the most common discipline in our target audiences therefore, we have chosen to maintain BRN accreditation. We apologize we cannot offer continuing education to all disciplines throughout health care for our programs. All attendees receive a certificate of attendance for our programs when we receive sign-in and evaluation. Please contact Millie Mastromattei, mmastromattei@optimahealthcare.com, if we can provide you with additional documentation that you can submit to your professional association to obtain continuing education.


Joe Avelino, RN, BSN, MHSA, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer
College Medical Center
Long Beach, CA

Joe Avelino has an extensive background in specializing in hospital operations, business development, revenue cycle, and regulatory compliance. He began his career in healthcare as an ER and Neurosurgery Critical Care Nurse. Joe has served over 25 years with the U.S. Army, where he is currently a Lieutenant Colonel, coordinating the medical care of the injured soldiers returning home from the Middle East. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the California Commendation Medal.

Joe has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Governor’s Quality Award, published in Who’s Who Among American Nurses, and received his Certification for Professional Healthcare Quality. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from American University, and his Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University. He is also currently on the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Executive of Southern CA (a subdivision of the American College of Healthcare Executive of Southern CA), The Hospital Association of Southern CA (HASC), and the United Hospital Association.

Joe is a professional speaker on the topic of leadership and personal development and has a passion for educating and inspiring professionals to achieve greater levels of performance and accomplish extraordinary results. Joe has spoken for local chapters of ACHE and HFMA as well as the Becker’s Conference in Chicago. He has also authored The 25 Virtues of Personal Development.  



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