RETHN

Partnership Brings New Mental Health Counselors to Burke

Burke, Episcopal Health Foundation and Seminary of the Southwest Partner to Improve Access to Mental Health Services in East Texas
(Lufkin, Texas – September 21, 2015)  A new partnership between Burke, the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) and Seminary of the Southwest in Austin is working to increase access to desperately needed mental health services for families in East Texas.
The Bishop Dena A. Harrison Fellows Program will place recent master’s graduates of the seminary’s counseling program at Burke while they complete the 3,000 hours of on-the-job, supervised, post-graduate training required to become fully-licensed counselors.
Burke is the largest provider of mental health services in East Texas. The partnership will allow fellows to earn a salary and benefits at no cost to Burke, Read More »

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 of Directors.
Shown here at the meeting are (left to right) Mark Jones, Polk County Sheriff’s Department; Brett Maisel, Burke; Mandy Wilson, Timberwood Nursing Home; Anne Parrish, Department of Read More »

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 between stakeholders within communities; maintain communication between counties and the local mental health provider; promote education and awareness about issues concerning the mental health delivery system; and to Read More »

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 within communities; maintain communication between counties and the local mental health provider; promote education and awareness about issues concerning the mental health delivery system; and to provide a Read More »