Rosecrance is pleased to announce that its Florian program has been selected as a recipient for the 2018 Excellence in Mental Health Award.
The Excellence in Mental Health Award, presented by the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), celebrates innovative practices in mental health treatment and organizations who have implemented new or emerging technologies to improve treatment outcomes. Additionally, the award recognizes efforts to maintain access to services and improve quality care.
The Rosecrance Florian Program, which launched in 2014, was designed by Dan DeGryse, Florian Program Director and Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief, and Rosecrance President/CEO Phil Eaton. The residential program is tailored specifically to the needs of uniformed service personnel such as firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers, and military who are experiencing substance use or mental health disorders. The Rosecrance Florian Program offers the best opportunity for lasting recovery by incorporating occupational factors into the treatment process.
“The Florian Program was one of the first of its kind in the entire country and its impact has been remarkable,” says Eaton.
DeGryse adds, “Even strong people need help sometimes and the program reminds first responders that they are not alone while equipping them with tools to maintain their behavioral health and well-being.”
The award will be presented at the Educational Conference & Expo on September 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL.
“Innovation lies at the heart of our ‘Excellence in Mental Health Award,’” said Illinois Association for Behavioral Health CEO Sara Moscato Howe. “The first- responder mental health program to help fire fighters cope with job related stress and trauma, launched by Dan DeGryse, embodies the essence of innovation and excellence, and we are proud to bestow our award on Rosecrance.”