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 Woodland Heights Hospital. Board members reviewed admissions data for Burke's regional Mental Health Emergency Center, as well as discussed ways to make improvements to 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…— Read more
Burke Receives ATA President’s Award

Burke Receives ATA President’s Award

Burke’s Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC) recently received the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) President’s Award for Innovation in Remote Health Care. “Recognizing excellence in the field of telemedicine is an important component of ATA’s mandate to identify and honor leaders in healthcare,” said Edward M. Brown MD, President of ATA. The award recognizes organizations on the forefront of healthcare technology for their significant contributions to the development of telemedicine. The President’s Award was formally accepted at the ATA 2014 Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland. Receiving the award for Burke was…— Read more
Ribbon Cutting Held for new Jasper Mental Health Clinic

Ribbon Cutting Held for new Jasper Mental Health Clinic

Mental health services are now more accessible than ever thanks to Burke’s brand new 4,800 square foot facility in Jasper. On April 23, Burke officials along with Jasper County Judge Mark Allen, Newton County Judge Truman Dougharty, Texas State Representative James White and others were in attendance for the facility’s official ribbon cutting. Burke CEO Susan Rushing said that the new facility, located directly across from Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, “is closer to the medical community, which means easier access to mental health services for the Jasper area”. Also in attendance was Burke…— Read more
Rep. White Presents Flag to Colonel Daniel

Rep. White Presents Flag to Colonel Daniel

At a recent meeting of Burke’s Board of Trustees, State Representative James White presented a Texas flag to Colonel Howard E. Daniel, Jr., US Army retired. The flag had been flown over the state capitol in Austin, and was given to the Colonel in appreciation for his ongoing dedication and service to the community. Representative White said, “We are proud of Colonel Howard Daniel's service to our country as a military veteran and his continued service to our Southeast Texas community as a pastor, community leader, and chairman of Burke. Representative White also…— Read more
Mental Health First Aid-USA Training Held

Mental Health First Aid-USA Training Held

Burke's Community Relations Director, Paul Jackson, recently held an Adult Mental Health First Aid-USA class at Burke's Administrative Office in Lufkin. Adult Mental Health First Aid-USA offers an informative, helpful and insightful course on recognizing and addressing the needs of people who are beginning to experience symptoms of the early stages of mental illness, as well as those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The training also addresses myths about mental illness, and provides the tools for addressing the needs of people experiencing various types of mental disorders. Participants learn a five-step…— Read more