New vision service at KCH offers a real chance at living free of addiction

NEW VISION SERVICE AT KCH OFFERS A REAL CHANCE AT LIVING FREE OF ADDICTION


The medical stabilization service for adults who suffer the effects of acute withdrawals symptoms due to Alcohol, and/ or Substance abuse, better known as New Vision™ is now available to those who qualify. The service is provided on our 6th floor inpatient unit.


New Vision™ service is under the care of hospitalist, David de Lorenzo, DO, and a specially trained nursing staff. This medical stabilization service assists in getting patients the help they need to start a path towards recovery from substance abuse and live a life free from addiction. A typical length of stay is three days followed by a referral to outpatient treatment programs for addiction issues.


“Unfortunately chemical dependency is a huge problem in our country and KCH recognized there was a need for this type of service in Knox County,” said Sonna Harding, RN, nursing director for the New Vision™ unit. New Vision™ medical stabilization service is completely voluntary and not affiliated with any court-ordered detox program.


An intake coordinator oversees everything from prescreening, assessment, admission and discharge planning. “Upon admission to the hospital we do a comprehensive assessment of each patient that includes a thorough medical history followed by a physical, a complete laboratory workup and a nursing assessment,” said Harding. “An individualized plan of care is developed and the best course of treatment is prescribed.”

New Vision™ accepts most insurance, Medicaid and Medicare plans.
For more information, call 800.939.2273.