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MVHC and Six County Collaborate to Improve Patient Health through Accessible Primary Care

Wednesday, August 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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Partnership Created to Target A Population that Dies 20 Years Earlier Due to Poor Primary Care and Chronic Illness

"Zanesville, Ohio – Aug. 4, 2015 – According to a recent article featuring Dr. Peter Weiden, professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, psychiatrically ill people die an average of 20 years earlier than the general population, in part because this group “often does not seek or receive healthcare as readily as those without psychiatric illnesses.”  In an effort to bridge this jaw-dropping gap, MVHC and noted behavioral treatment provider Six County, Inc. (SCI) are partnering to offer primary health care to all SCI patients for the foreseeable future..."

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