The South Carolina Department of Mental Health and Correct Care Recovery Solutions Announce the Opening of a New Treatment Facility
Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) and Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS), a division of CCS-CMGC, announced the opening of a new facility to treat individuals committed to SCDMH under the State’s Sexually Violent Predator Act. The new facility will create jobs for nearly 200 nurses, clinicians, and security personnel from the surrounding community.
The new 268-bed, state-of-the-art facility is specifically designed to provide treatment services to sexually violent predators in a highly secure facility. The new facility is one result of a pioneering public-private partnership for South Carolina, allowing for the efficient, cost-effective delivery of critical state infrastructure. The new facility is the state’s first dedicated treatment center for this population and includes 254 private rooms and a 14-bed infirmary. The multidisciplinary treatment team uses evidence-based practices including the Risk Containment, Good Lives and Risk, Needs, Responsivity treatment approaches.
"Correct Care Recovery Solutions is grateful to our highly trained staff who continually meet the unique treatment needs of this challenging population," said Chris Bove, Chief Operating Officer of CCS-CMGC. "We are confident this new facility will improve the quality of care for the residents who need it."
The facility is operated by CCRS under a management contract with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.
"We are pleased to partner with Correct Care Recovery Solutions on opening this facility," said SCDMH State Director John H. Magill. "This new facility is an important step in ensuring sufficient capacity for the care and treatment of the residents of this unique program, now and in the future."
The South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s mission is to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses, giving priority to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. The Agency serves approximately 100,000 citizens with mental illnesses, approximately 30,000 of whom are children and adolescents, and provides outpatient services through a network of 17 community mental health centers and more than 60 clinics. It operates multiple inpatient hospitals, including one for substance use treatment, one community nursing care center, three veterans’ nursing homes, and a Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program.
CCS-CMGC holds patients at the center of everything we do. Our company promotes rigorous standards of care, nurtures innovation, and values compassionate service. With nearly 14,000 clinicians and professionals in 37 states across the U.S. and Australia, CCS-CMGC focuses on delivering high quality health care. Every day, CCS-CMGC provides medical and behavioral health services for nearly 300,000 patients located in state hospitals, forensic treatment and civil commitment centers, as well as local, state and federal correctional facilities. Learn more at www.correctcaresolutions.com.
For Immediate Release
October 22, 2018
CONTACT Judy Lilley, Vice President of Communications, CCS-CMGC