RETHN Polk County Local Advisory Board Meets

RETHN Polk County Local Advisory Board Meets

The Polk County Local Advisory Board of the Rural East Texas Health Network (RETHN) recently met at Livingston City Hall.  Board members reviewed admissions data for the Burke Center’s regional Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC), as well as the mental health crises delivery system for Polk County. The RETHN is a network established by Burke in 2006 to address the challenges and needs of the mental health emergency delivery system for our Deep East Texas area.  The RETHN consists of eleven Local Advisory Boards across the region, as well as a Regional Board…— Read more
RETHN Jasper/Newton Local Advisory Board Meets

RETHN Jasper/Newton Local Advisory Board Meets

The Jasper/Newton Local Advisory Board of the Rural East Texas Health Network (RETHN) recently met at the Jasper County Sheriff's Department.  Board members reviewed admissions data for Burke's regional Mental Health Emergency Center, as well as discussed the mental health emergency delivery system for both Jasper and Newton counties. The RETHN was established in 2006 by Burke in response to the tremendous need within our rural communities for a strategic plan/infrastructure to improve the mental health delivery system for our region.  The purpose of the RETHN is to maintain a line of communication…— Read more
RETHN Angelina County Local Board Meets

RETHN Angelina County Local Board Meets

The Angelina County Local Advisory Board of the Rural East Texas Health Network (RETHN) recently met at CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Lufkin. Board members reviewed admissions data for Burke's regional Mental Health Emergency Center, as well as discussed the mental health emergency delivery system for Angelina County. The RETHN was established in 2006 by Burke in response to the tremendous need within our rural communities for a strategic plan/infrastructure to improve the mental health delivery system for our region.  The purpose of the RETHN is to maintain a line of communication between stakeholders…— Read more
Military Veteran Peer Network Begins It’s Mission

Military Veteran Peer Network Begins It’s Mission

Veterans, servicemen and women, and their families across our region can now find support at the local Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN). This network is housed at 3003 North Medford Drive and headed up by Volunteer Coordinator, Jeff Headrick, himself a former Marine (no exaggeration). MVPN was recently featured in an article in the Lufkin Daily News. Excerpt below: The Military Veteran Peer Network is an affiliation of service members, veterans and family members dedicated to providing a safe and understanding network of support with those who have “been there and done that” and…— Read more
Are You Loving Someone to Death?

Are You Loving Someone to Death?

It is a very difficult time when a loved one is struggling with addiction. We want to provide loving support but is it love we are providing? or is it enabling? Addiction Campuses provides this very concise explanation to help recognize the difference. Take a look at the full article here.— Read more