SOURCE: Telecare Corporation

Telecare Corporation

January 12, 2010 14:25 ET

Telecare Corporation and Eisenhower Medical Center Join Forces to Create Innovative Geropyschiatric Inpatient Program

ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Telecare Corporation announced today that it has partnered with Eisenhower Medical Center to manage a new inpatient geropyschiatric program. Eisenhower is a 313-bed hospital serving the Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage and greater Coachella Valley area of California.

"We are delighted to partner with such a prestigious organization, known for its high quality and commitment to innovative, leading edge care," said Anne Bakar, Chief Executive Officer of Telecare Corporation. "Our expertise in acute psychiatric care, combined with Eisenhower's commitment to meeting the complex needs of older adults in its community, will make this a model program for those with acute mental health needs."

The program will be housed at Eisenhower and will serve individuals over age 55 with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. The program is expected to open in July 2010 and to be licensed for 15 - 25 beds.

"Telecare's deep experience and dedication to meeting the needs of psychiatric patients is a perfect match for our commitment to the needs of older adults in our community," said G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eisenhower Medical Center. "Their expertise and passion is impressive and makes Telecare an ideal partner as we seek new ways to offer our patients comprehensive and holistic world-class care."

"Often an older adult has a medical problem along with their mental illness," said Serfling. "A hospital-based program like this will enable medical conditions to be treated at the same time."

About Telecare

Telecare Corporation based in Alameda, California, is one of the largest providers of mental health services in the U.S. Telecare works in partnership with hospitals and other behavioral healthcare organizations to design and provide recovery-focused services for high-risk individuals. Telecare is employee-and-family-owned with over 2300 employees and more than 60 programs in California, Texas, Oregon, Nebraska, Washington and North Carolina.

About Eisenhower

Eisenhower Medical Center is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution rated among the Top 5% of all Hospitals in the Nation for Clinical Excellence in 2009 by HealthGrades®, a leading independent health care ratings organization. Eisenhower's campus includes the 313-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower, the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower, and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. Situated on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, the medical center has provided a full range of quality medical and educational services for more than 35 years for residents and visitors to the greater Coachella Valley. For more information, visit

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