Upcoming Mission Possible Conference To Address Trauma-Informed Care

Brought to you by Burke, the Alzheimer's Association, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Texas AHEC East, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Social Work and DSHS Rusk State Hospital, Mission Possible XXIII: Communities in Crisis – Breaking the Silence will be held on March 7, 2018, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The Alzheimer’s Association invites the community to attend the preconference on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-8 pm at no charge. A panel of professionals will tackle the topic of disclosing your Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, in “To Tell or Not to…— Read more

Burke Broke Ground in Nacogdoches for a new Mental Health Clinic

In January, Burke broke ground on four acres along North University Drive for a new mental health facility in Nacogdoches. Goodwin, Lasiter, and Strong of Lufkin, TX designed the building, and Cox Contractors of Nacogdoches started the construction process at the beginning of the year. Project completion of the $4.5 million, 32,000 square foot building is expected in January of 2019. The current building is located on North Stallings Drive, where Burke moved to in 2008 after vacating smaller offices in downtown Nacogdoches. This facility is part of a regional system where Burke…— Read more

Burke Presents: Accommodations vs Real World Skills

On Friday, January 26, Burke is offering a continuing education opportunity: Accommodations vs Real World Skills.  The training will be conducted by Le’Ann L. Solmonson, Ph.D., LPC-S, CSC, Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. The training will be held at Angelina Mental Health Services, 1522 West Frank Street, Friday, January 26, 2017.  Arrive for check-in from 8:30 - 9:00 am, the training will begin at 9:00 and last until noon. Program Description: When working with students with a diagnosis that results in academic or behavioral struggles in school, we often advocate for…— Read more

Rusk State Hospital funding addresses regional mental health needs

By Donna McCollum, Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. RUSK, TX (KTRE) - Mentally ill offenders of the most heinous crimes are sent to Rusk State Hospital. Offenders of lesser crimes are sent there, too, if there's room. Burke Mobile Outreach Team Director Allison Horsley understands the demand for state mental health beds. "The individuals Burke serves often go to places like Rusk,” Horsley said. “They haven't been going to Rusk lately because there have been no beds. This past year alone, Burke spent over $1.2 million to provide beds for people who…— Read more

Burke Board Member Recognized as Individual of Merit

Recently, Burke Board Member, Randy George, was presented with the Individual of Meritaward at the 2017 Salute to Healthcare banquet. The Salute to Healthcare Banquet hosted by the Lufkin Chamber of Commerce is an annual event honoring the healthcare industry in Lufkin and Angelina County. George, the President of William George, a wholesale food distributor in Angelina County has served on the Burke board since 2009. George currently serves as Vice Chair of the board. George has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial…— Read more