Compass Health Center adds a new head of virtual services to expand access to high-quality, intermediate levels of behavioral health care.
Chicago, Illinois, December 1, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a follow-up to Compass Health Center’s recent announcement of expanding its Illinois-based virtual Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programs, the company has named Justine Mitchell as its new Senior Vice President of Compass Virtual. The leadership change officially went into effect at the end of October 2022. Compass Virtual boasts virtual patient outcomes on par with in-person patient outcomes, which have translated to a decrease in adolescent, young adult, and adult patient reports of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety symptoms. In 2021, upon completing a Compass Virtual program, 91% of patients stepped down to a lower level of behavioral health care, such as weekly outpatient therapy. Patients saw a 50% decrease in depressive symptoms and a 47% decrease in anxiety symptoms.
Before becoming SVP of Compass Virtual, Mitchell served as one of the founding members of Illinois-based telepsychiatry provider Regroup, which later merged with Insight Telepsychiatry and became Array Behavioral Care. Mitchell played an integral role in the integration of the two organizations. In her time at Array, she led the growth and evolution of direct-to-consumer virtual services across 50 States.
“I am thrilled to join the Compass team,” said Mitchell. “Compass has an incredible reputation for providing the highest quality PHP and IOP care to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. With the mental health crisis in the United States in no way plateauing, there is a growing need for PHP and IOP programs. Sometimes outpatient therapy is not supportive enough, and an ED visit or in-patient hospital stay is too much. At Compass, we aim to pair individuals with the right level of care and meet them where they are at—mentally and physically."
Behavioral health treatment spans a continuum of care, with outpatient support on the less intensive end and inpatient and residential care on the other. In the middle are intermediate levels of care called PHP and IOP programs, which can provide multi-disciplinary treatment to individuals needing more than weekly outpatient support but less intensive than 24/7 care. Compass Health Center's Virtual PHP/IOP model is one of the first in the country and plays a crucial role in treating adolescents, young adults, and adults, in behavioral health crises without requiring a hospital stay.
Compass Virtual programming creates opportunities for those living in rural areas or with limited schedule flexibility to receive and engage in high-quality psychiatric services and mental health treatment from the comfort of home.
Under Mitchell’s leadership, Compass Virtual plans to expand services to additional markets outside of Illinois and lead the development of additional virtual services. There is an increasing need for comprehensive levels of virtual PHP and IOP care for individuals across the United States. Compass Virtual is leading the way forward with patient-centered treatment at its helm.
Associate Director, Brand Management, Compass Health Center