Contact Person: Gary Bright, Century Health
For Immediate Release (3-3-17)
Century Health’s Annual Appeal reaches 50% of goal; there are still opportunities to give:
The funds raised by Century Health during this year’s Annual Appeal will be used to improve its facilities for group therapy and services to children. Demand for these important services has grown exponentially in the past year. Treatment rooms have seen an increase of over 125 clients each week in these limited spaces and there has been a 16% increase in the number of children served. As a result, wear and tear on treatment/group rooms has taken a toll on the serviceability of these areas and their capacity to promote hope and healing for clients.
Century Health provides 33 groups each week, allowing the agency to meet client needs for more intensive, evidence based treatment at a lower cost. Century Health’s children’s program has grown to include a behavioral health pediatrician, a case manager, and 3 therapists to meet the increased demand for these services.
Overall, the Agency has experienced a 28% increase in services to the more than 3,500 people who have come to us for help over the last year. Because of the resulting increase in traffic flow, Century Health established an Annual campaign goal of $28,000 to complete the following critical projects: 1) Group room renovations; 2) Improvements to treatment areas for children; and 3) Improvements to parking areas at the South Campus. As of 2/28/17, $13,620 has been raised allowing for work to begin soon on the interior projects.
Century Health is grateful for the generous community support received for these critical projects. Please help us by clicking Donate , or visiting www.centuryhealth.net where you’ll be able to learn more about the need and opportunities to give. For more information contact Gary Bright at 419-427-5128, or email@example.com.
Brad Olson, MD recently joined the staff of Century Health to provide behavioral medical services to children and adolescents.
Dr. Olson will see children as young as pre-school age for evaluations and management of behavior or mental health concerns, including ADHD, school failure or cognitive delays, oppositional/defiance behavior, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD or trauma history, obsessive compulsive behavior, autism-related concerns, developmental delays, aggression or irritability. Dr. Olson stated ”I am excited to be at Century and to be able to fill a need in the community. I am eager to continue working with kids who need behavioral medicine services in such a supportive and like-minded organization.” He will have office hours at the agency’s North Campus location, 2515 North Main St., Findlay.
Dr. Olson is an ABP-certified Pediatrician who brings with him 18 years of experience with pediatric behavior and mental health concerns, including 13 years of experience working in certified mental health agencies from Ashland, Richland and Lucas Counties. He received his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from Purdue University and his doctorate from Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Olson has been practicing since 1998, first opening his own practice and working part time with various agencies. He has worked full time in the mental health field since 2006 when he founded a new agency: New Beginnings at Cityhill, in conjunction with Christian Children’s Home of Ohio.
Ms. Pine stated “There is an immense need for medical providers with behavioral health expertise to address the increasing issues among our youth. I am very grateful that Dr. Olsen has chosen to join the team of professionals at Century Health. As an organization, we are honored to offer his skills and talents to help the families and children in Hancock County.”
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