Oceans Behavioral Hospital Greater New Orleans: News

Oceans Healthcare Appoints Industry Experts to Board of Directors

Feb 28th, 2017

Behavioral Health Provider Strengthens Position with Nationally Recognized Thought Leaders PLANO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2017) – Oceans Healthcare, a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery of older adults and seniors, today announced the addition of three leading industry experts to its Board of Directors. Rob Allen, CPA, recently served as Oceans Healthcare’s interim chief financial officer... Read More

Oceans in the News: Elder Suicide Intervention

Dec 15th, 2016

This article was republished for A Place for Mom, the nation's largest senior living referral information service.   Elder Suicide Intervention Older American adults often have less child-rearing and workplace stress, greater flexibility with their day and more wisdom to help them cope with challenges than younger adults, but as Today’s Geriatric Medicine points out, not all older adults are happy. “Many events... Read More

21st Century Cures Act Represents Victory for Behavioral Health

Dec 12th, 2016

A Statement from Stuart Archer, CEO of behavioral health provider Oceans Healthcare and Board Member,National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems “With the U.S. Senate’s vote last week to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, an incredibly important piece of legislation is becoming law. The Cures Act – with provisions that impact aspects of health care from the FDA approval process of... Read More

The Picture of Behavioral Health in America

Oct 31st, 2016

Recent studies show outpatient mental healthcare is associated with more positive social functioning, and 70-90 percent of patients who get help report reduced symptoms. Since early 2015, Oceans has multiplied access to innovative outpatient services, meaning more and more adults are managing their behavioral health needs with greater independence. We pledge to continue working hard to expand access for our patients.... Read More

Oceans Healthcare Depression Screening Questionnaire

Oct 12th, 2016

Depression is the top cause of disability among adults in high-income countries, increasing the risk of death and decreasing the quality of life for patients and their family members. At Oceans Behavioral Hospital, we are working to address the growing issue of depression in our communities. For our patients, typically older adults and seniors, depression is a common diagnosis. Below you will find the Oceans... Read More

Elder Suicide Intervention

Sep 29th, 2016

Elder Suicide InterventionBy M. Kaleem Arshad, MD, DFAPA Today's Geriatric MedicineVol. 9 No. 5 P. 24 Learning to identify patient profiles at greatest risk can position providers to save lives. We hear about the aging baby boomer population's significant and continuing influence that has resulted in profound changes to our economy, culture, and perspectives on aging. Though, as the population continues to skew... Read More

Flood Assistance Available for Oceans Healthcare Employees in Louisiana

Aug 18th, 2016

Half of Oceans Healthcare’s employees live in Louisiana. Due to recent flooding, many are currently managing the loss or damage of their home and belongings. To assist these individuals, Oceans Healthcare has established an Employee Assistance Fund to provide monetary grants to affected employees in need to cover daily living expenses like temporary housing, clothing, food and rebuilding efforts. Oceans is... Read More

Dementia or Hospital-Induced Delirium?

Aug 2nd, 2016

One of the complexities related to diagnosing patients presenting symptoms of cognitive decline is that the behavioral markers can mimic many mental disorders, and most commonly impacts the elderly. Commons symptoms that can make diagnosis more challenging include signs of memory impairment, persistent disorientation and rapid shifts in mood. While many disorders can contribute to some or all of these observable... Read More

Oceans Healthcare Among North Texas Fastest-Growing Mid-Size Companies

Jun 7th, 2016

PLANO, Texas (June 7, 2016) – Citing revenue growth from 2013-2015, Oceans Healthcare has been named one of the 50 fastest-growing middle market companies in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. Known as the Middle Market 50, this annual list includes public and private companies with annual revenues between $25 million and $750 million and is ranked on a weighted... Read More

Mental Health Month: Older Adults and Seniors

May 5th, 2016

Mental Illness touches everyone. One in five adults experience mental illness every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. May is Mental Health Month, an effort to support those experiencing mental illness, educate the public, advocate for equal care and fight for this year’s theme, Life with a Mental Illness. Each year, millions of Americans live with a mental... Read More

Oceans Healthcare CEO Stuart Archer Joins National Advocacy Organization's Board of Trustees

Mar 30th, 2016

PLANO, Texas (March 30, 2016) – The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems today announced Stuart Archer, CEO of Oceans Healthcare, a behavioral health provider focused primarily on older adults and seniors, has been appointed to the organization’s Board of Trustees. Archer has led Oceans Healthcare since 2014. A skilled executive with extensive expertise in multi-state and multi-site hospital operations, he... Read More

Amerinet, Oceans Healthcare partner to improve supply chain

Dec 18th, 2015

St. Louis (December 17, 2015) - Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, today announced a new multi-year primary agreement with Oceans Healthcare for supply chain and healthcare clinical and operational services. Oceans is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on older adults and seniors.“As a growing multi-state, multi-site provider we sought a partner that could support our mission of providing... Read More

9 Tips to Avoid Holiday Depression

Dec 10th, 2015

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but can trigger depression for many. Oceans Behavioral Healthcare, a behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery of older adults and seniors, recognizes holiday depression is a serious problem that affects many Americans every year.  The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy but if you’re already... Read More

Oceans Behavioral Hospitals Named Top Performers by The Joint Commission

Nov 19th, 2015

PLANO, Texas (November 17, 2015) – The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, today recognized six Oceans Healthcare hospitals in Louisiana and Texas as 2014 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®. Oceans Healthcare is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Hospitals recognized in Louisiana include: Oceans Behavioral Hospital Alexandria Oceans... Read More

Oceans Healthcare Recognizes National Mental Illness Awareness Week

Oct 5th, 2015

Approximately 15 Percent of adults age 60 and over suffer from a mental disorder  Oceans Healthcare, a behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery of older adults and seniors, recognizes Metal Illness Awareness Week Oct. 4 - 10. This week focuses on supporting those experiencing mental illness, educating the public, advocating for equal care and fighting for this... Read More

Oceans Healthcare Joins National Behavioral Health Advocacy Group

Sep 29th, 2015

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems Advocates for Prevention, Treatment and Care  Oceans Healthcare, a behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery of older adults and seniors, today announced it has joined the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. The national advocacy group represents provider systems that are committed to delivery of responsive, accountable and clinically effective prevention,... Read More


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