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PCHS’ Senior Life Solutions Recognized as Finalist for "Program of the Year" Award


Phillips County Health Systems is pleased to announce that the hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program has been recognized as a finalist for the 2020 National Program of the Year award.


To date, there are nearly 100 Senior Life Solutions programs across 27 states nationally. Top performing employees and programs are recognized annually based on their excellence in demonstrating the program’s values of care, compliance, and community. This year, a total of five individuals and programs received this significant recognition and nine programs were named a finalist. Award recipients demonstrated outstanding patient care, excellent comprehension and execution of compliance regulations, and strong community engagement.


“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a national finalist for Program of the Year,” said Tracy Sanson, RN, Program Director. “My team and I work diligently to keep compliance on the forefront while providing competent, quality care for those in our community. The greatest honor is seeing the positive outcomes of patients as we support them through life-altering changes, and seeing them strengthened and empowered to navigate through these challenges.”


Program Administrator, Tara Overmiller, said “Phillips County Health Systems’ Senior Life Solutions is 1 of nearly 100 intensive outpatient programs in the country, and 1 of 9 programs that are being recognized this year for their performance, teamwork, and top-notch patient care. Cassie, Tracy, and Laura continue to exceed expectations and strive hard to meet their program goal metrics each month – even during a challenging pandemic!”


Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of senior adults living with symptoms of age-related depression or anxiety, dealing with difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed therapist, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of seniors in our community.


Senior Life Solution’s team at Phillips County Health Systems includes Tracy Sanson, RN, Program Director; Cassie Seemann, LSCSW, Program Therapist; Laura Burton, Office and Patient Coordinator; and Tara Overmiller, Program Administrator. Carmen Engelke, LMSW, Behavioral Health Consultant at the Phillips County Medical Clinic, also provides therapist coverage and support for our Senior Life Solutions clients.


Anyone can refer an individual to the program including family members, friends, physicians, self-referrals, or other health professionals. For more information on the program, call 785-540-4991 or visit www.phillipshospital.org/SLS.

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