Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Cascade Behavioral Health Staff

Cascade CEO Christopher West

Christopher West

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has been in the behavioral health field for over 15 years, serving in diverse, progressively complex leadership roles.

He began his career with the United States Army at Fort Campbell, KY, deploying for 12 months twice to Iraq where he provided mental health services to those in combat. He then served as a behavioral health leader in the Military Correctional Complex at Fort Leavenworth, KS. After obtaining his master’s degree in Social Work, Chris served as leader of behavioral health clinic and service line operations in Virginia.

Following his military service, he oversaw the behavioral health operations of an inpatient psychiatric facility, emergency psychiatric assessment center, outpatient psychiatric clinics, and behavioral healthcare of three acute care hospitals as behavioral health service line administrator for the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas.

Chris then became the CEO at a psychiatric hospital in Henderson, NV, with services in behavioral health, chemical dependency, and eating disorders for adults, geriatrics, and adolescents. The continuum of care consisted of a 134-bed psychiatric hospital and extensive outpatient services that included a partial hospitalization program, an intensive outpatient program, and traditional outpatient services for adults and adolescents. He then moved into the role of Regional Vice President for Behavioral Health Services with the largest health system in the country, supporting operations in five states. Chris joined Cascade Behavioral Health as the CEO in July of 2020.

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