Chris Lezu has joined our staff of primary care providers and is seeing patients on a daily basis. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at South College, also in Knoxville. He is a nationally certified Physician Assistant with experience in urgent care and family medicine.
"I love my new position here at Morgan County Medical Center. The staff is incredibly friendly and very much advocates for our patients,” Lezu said. “I look forward to making relationships with people in this community and delivering the healthcare they need."
Connie Bradley Loy has joined the staff as a Behavioral Health specialist. She has lived in Morgan County most of her life. She is a graduate of Wartburg Central High School and attended college at Roane State, Tennessee Tech and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she earned her Master’s in Social Work.
Connie is the mother of two sons, Trevor and Taylor.
“I really enjoy working at Morgan County Medical Center. The staff is truly invested in our patients and community,” Loy said. “The integrated health care model is an asset to our community and I am excited to be a part of it.”
“We are very fortunate to have Chris and Connie join us at Morgan County Medical Center as we continue our goal to provide the absolute best healthcare possible throughout our community,” said Theresa Brock, CEO. “In the last few months, we have expanded our behavioral health services, which allows us to truly treat the whole patient.”
Morgan County Medical Center is located at 224 Old Mill Road in Wartburg. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 7:45 to 3 p.m. Please call 346-6221 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Administrative and clinical leadership from Morgan County Medical Center recently completed training with Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tenn., in order to improve services and help clients achieve improved health outcomes. The instruction was an intensive two-day experience in Cherokee’s Primary Care/Behavioral Health Integrated Care Training Academy.
Dr. David Seber, Morgan County Medical Center Medical Director stated, “We were very pleased to accomplish this training at Cherokee Health System to help Morgan County Medical Center integrate behavioral health with our primary care practice. We are committed to Morgan County and our purpose is to help improve the overall quality of life for our patients.”
“The importance of treating the whole person in an integrated, blended approach cannot be understated in terms of improved health outcomes and patient satisfaction,” said Dr. Seber.
Cherokee Health Systems is recognized as a national leader in the delivery of integrated care services. The Morgan County Medical Center team that attended Cherokee’s Primary Care/Behavioral Health Integrated Care Academy is excited to bring that experience and knowledge back to Morgan County to help our patients and our community.Add a comment
Morgan County Medical Center One of Four to Receive
Competitive Behavioral Health Integration Funding
WARTBURG, TN – Morgan County Medical Center (MCMC) has been awarded $250,000 to integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment into its medical services. MCMC is one of only four healthcare agencies in Tennessee to receive Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“We are excited to have been awarded this grant and see it as an opportunity to meet a growing need in our community,” said Theresa Brock, the administrator at Morgan County Medical Center. “We applied for the grant hoping to be able to expand our mental health services and are very thankful to have had our application approved given that agencies all across the country were competing.”
In the next few months, Morgan County Medical Center, through a collaboration with Ridgeview Behavioral Health, will add a full time onsite licensed behavioral health provider. The behavioral health provider will be fully integrated and work “hand-in-hand” with the medical staff of four primary care providers. The purpose of BHI is to bring a team approach to caring for patients who need both primary and mental health services.
“We have an ongoing agreement with Ridgeview Behavioral Health to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment services here in our clinic,” Brock said. “We will be working with Ridgeview to expand our mental health services following the BHI model.”
Anyone who would like more information about Morgan County Medical Center may call (423) 346-6221, stop by the clinic located at 224 Old Mill Road.
PRESS CONTACT INFORMATION
August 7, 2014
Contact: Judy Byrge, CFO
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Morgan County Medical Center Celebrating 40th Anniversary
CDC Deputy Commissioner Dr. Judith Monroe to speak
WARTBURG, TN – Morgan County Medical Center is celebrating its 40th year caring for the residents of this community and meeting their healthcare needs. Staff and guests will come together on Friday, August 15 to celebrate this milestone for the center and the community.
Morgan County Medical Center (MCMC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that was established in 1974. Administrator Theresa Brock leads the daily operations of the primary healthcare clinic which includes four providers, who see patients of all ages on a daily basis.
“Although our clinic has been here for 40 years, I believe there are still people in this community who don’t know we’re here or don’t understand what we do,” Brock said. “Our providers see patients every day who often cannot afford quality healthcare anywhere else.”Add a comment
ANDREW STEIDL, FNP
Andrew Steidl has joined the staff of providers at Morgan County Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University with an MSN and is an ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with previous experience as a nurse in critical care and emergency care.
“I enjoy working at Morgan County Medical Center because of the great staff and patients we get to interact with on a daily basis,” Andrew said. “ I look forward to getting to meet new patients and hopefully positively influence their lives.”
We are happy to welcome Andrew Steidl to our family at Morgan County Medical Center where our mission is always your health.
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