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Hospitals leads $200,000 opioid response project

Jul 31, 2019 10:32AM ● By Beacon Senior News

Montrose Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $200,000 grant to develop a community-wide response to the opioid epidemic. Called the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), the $200,000 award will enable Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) to form a consortium of community partners to tackle issues related to opioid addiction. The project will allow the group to analyze the issue of opioid use disorder and develop a comprehensive plan to address gaps and opportunities in prevention, treatment, and recovery services related to the issue. The consortium will produce evidence-based, promising and innovative approaches proven to reduce the fatal consequences associated with opioid overdose. It will also allow the partners to develop strategies for reducing uninsured and underinsured patients’ costs for treatment. For more information, call 240-7344.