(Galena, KS) – Mercy is happy to announce the availability of medical withdrawal management services through StepOne. The services are being offered at Mercy Specialty Hospital — Southeast Kansas.
What is StepOne™?
It’s the first phase in your recovery process. The Mercy StepOne Service™ is a hospital-based, three- to five-day acute withdrawal management service in Galena, Kansas. This service is for adults who are in impending or the early stage of withdrawal from alcohol and/or opioids.
StepOne™ Withdrawal Services
- Requires voluntary admission to the hospital.
- Provides round-the-clock medical care by the hospitalist team and nurses at Mercy Specialty Hospital — Southeast Kansas.
- Uses protocol-specific medications to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms.
When seeking treatment through the Mercy StepOne Service™, you must be committed to staying in the hospital until you’re medically stable. Once discharged from the hospital, you must be motivated to continue substance use disorder treatment by transitioning to a service-based in your community.
StepOne™ Withdrawal Process
- Telephone pre-screening
- In-person assessment
- Admission to hospital
- Acute withdrawal management
- Individualized discharge planning
- Post discharge follow-up
Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care and one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations. Mercy is a highly integrated, multi-state health care system including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 3,400 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners, and more than 40,000 co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Jordan Larimore, Senior Media Relations & Communications
Mercy Hospital Joplin