Living Our Values Award Winner - Lacy Brittenson

Lacy Brittenson, nurse supervisor, is our third quarter "Living Our Values" award winner. She was nominated by her peers for her ability to educate, show patience and compassion, listen without judgment and display a positive attitude. Lacy has been instrumental in bringing our medication units online across Iowa to bring medication assisted treatment to more individuals who are in therapy for opioid addiction. She is pictured with UCS Healthcare chief operating officer, Jen Pearson. Congratulations Lacy and thank you for Living Our Values!

Living Our Values Award Winner - Christy McNeley

Congratulations to our first quarter 2018 "Living Our Values" recipient - Christy McNeley! Each quarter our employees nominate a team member that they believe lives our UCS Healthcare values on a daily basis. Christy, patient support services in Ankeny, was noted as a total team player with a great attitude. She was recognized with a $50 gift card to our company store and a plaque for her office.

A community discussion: Addressing the opioid epidemic

Join us for a community discussion to:

  • learn more about the disease of opioid addiction;
  • learn about the stigma associated with substance use and treatment;
  • learn more about the options for opioid addiction treatment.

We are hosting two different sessions on these same topics. This discussion will be led by UCS Healthcare, in partnership with Iowa CareGivers and Marion County Public Health.

DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A community discussion: Addressing the opioid epidemic

Join us for a community discussion to:

  • learn more about the disease of opioid addiction;
  • learn about the stigma associated with substance use and treatment;
  • learn more about the options for opioid addiction treatment.

This discussion will be led by UCS Healthcare, in partnership with Iowa CareGivers and Marion County Public Health.

DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018

TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m

Finding quality treatment for substance use disorders

SAMSHA recently published the three steps to finding a quality treatment provider for substance use disorder along with five signs of a quality treatment center. We are happy to say UCS Healthcare meets all of these qualifications. If you have questions about treatment for yourself or a friend or family member, please contact us or access SAMSHA online. Click here to review the guidelines.

Family Group Support Sessions Now Offered at UCS Healthcare

Family and friends supporting a person in recovery also need support. We have added a four-week family support group session on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at our Des Moines location at 4908 Franklin Avenue. This is a four-week rolling program, but new participants can start at any time. There is no charge for this family group session, but we will ask you to sign in and participants may provide a free will donation. For more information, contact us at 515-280-3860 or email us at ucsinformation@ucsdsm.org

UCS Healthcare delivers comprehensive health care services including primary and behavioral heath diagnosis education and treatment.

Our Patients tell us that we are caring, professional, casual, respectful, positive, comfortable, and honest.

Our Vision is to become the leading provider of integrated health care services for our diverse community in a safe, respectful and accessible environment.

Our Mission is to deliver comprehensive health care services that create renewed hope for healing and lifelong well-being.

If you are a journalist or blogger or would like to discuss other marketing opportunities, please contact annappleseth@ucsdsm.org or call 515-494-2567. We welcome the opportunity to work with journalists and content creators on health care topics, addiction prevention, mental health and substance use disorder treatment options.