Opioid addiction is ravaging all parts of the country, and Washtenaw County is no exception. Packard Health has launched a new Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to help the addicted. On “Washtenaw United” this week, Dr. Ankoor Soni, Medical Director talks with WEMU 89.1's David Fair about the shift in perspective, from addiction as a
Article published by Concentrate on August 7, 2019. Emily Benda is a freelance writer based in Ann Arbor. All photos by Doug Coombe. Of the 32,000 patient visits logged annually at Packard Health's three Washtenaw County locations, nearly 1,000 so far this year have been related to the clinic's medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for opioid
Think about the last time you were hospitalized. You recovered enough to go home - to family and friends to help with medications and personal care. Watchful eyes, home-cooked meals, and your own bed eased your pain and sped your recovery. If you had no home to return to, the story would have been very
Good work team! Lots of community connections: Packard is one of 11 "hublets" (community organizations) in Washtenaw and Livingston counties working to decrease inappropriate and unnecessary ER visits, via the State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally-funded project. By identifying underlying issues, the project seeks to match frequent users with appropriate medical or social services treatment.