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Working with Patients Who Need Involuntary Hospitalization: A Panel Discussion (Virtual Pearls for Partners)

Working with Patients Who Need Involuntary Hospitalization: A Panel Discussion (Virtual Pearls for Partners)

“Pearls for Partners” begins the 2021 fall season highlighting a panel discussion, “Working with Patients Who Need Involuntary Hospitalization.”  This panel will include a variety of perspectives on how to best help patients who need involuntary hospitalization.  Topics covered will include what paperwork needs to be completed, clinical tips about engaging these patients, and practical tips on navigating the process.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of this panel. Continuing education credits are unavailable for this presentation.

Presenters include:

Gretchen Johnson, DNP, MSN, RV-BC, Chief Nurse Executive, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Karen Noorman, Kent County Probate Court

Kenny Gavin, LMSW, Network180

Keigan Brown Edwards, LMSW, Pine Rest Contact Center and Psychiatric Urgent Care

Bethany Kuik, LMSW, Spectrum Health Emergency Departments Mental Health Services


No charge for this virtual event.  Look for an email from by Oct. 18 containing the event link for joining this event.
Questions or Registration Error: Call 616.222.4566 or email


A Mental Health Education Series for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare teams and psychiatrists each share a piece of the puzzle in treating mental health disorders. The demand for mental health treatment continues to grow, yet many healthcare teams find treating mental health to be challenging and complicated.

The Virtual Pearls for Partners educational series covers topics to better equip healthcare community partner teams to identify and treat patients with mental health disorders. This series is intended for all healthcare professionals.

More resources are available on our Community Partners page.

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