Turkish Visitors Benefit from Temple's Expertise in Behavioral Health
On January 31st, Temple University Hospital – Episcopal Campus welcomed representatives from Pamukkale University, an educational institution located in Denizli, a fast-growing city in the Aegean region of Turkey. Pamukkale University plans to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital, and the academicians were eager to enrich their perspective from American hospitals dedicated to behavioral health.
Hosting the visitors was William R. Dubin, MD, Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Chief Medical Officer for TUH-Episcopal, who was joined by a group of Episcopal's administrative directors. Dr. Dubin and his colleagues shared insights with their Turkish guests on hospital design and staffing, behavioral health program development and integration, payor and patient mix, and various other issues.
"We were delighted to share and 'export' our expertise in the care and management of patients with psychiatric disorders with our special visitors," said Dr. Dubin. "It was fascinating to learn about the similarities between our respective institutions – including the inpatient and outpatient service needs of patients, and the high proportion of government-based payment for the services we provide."
By choosing to visit Temple for inspiration and planning details, the Denizli delegation came to the right place.
For more information, visit the Episcopal Campus Behavioral Health Center page.
Date Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
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