Boundless Expands Impact and Launches One-Stop Whole Person Health Center for Critically Underserved I / DD Populations
Columbus, Ohio, September 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – I am limitless, the leading non-profit provider of person-centered care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I / DD) and behavioral health issues for more than 40 years, has responded to the critical need for health care services. personalized health in this underserved community by launching its newest addition to the Boundless family – Boundless Health.
Boundless Health will be the first health center in Ohio providing integrated whole-person primary, dental, behavioral and mental health care for people with I / DD and other complex needs. The organization is also committed to providing whole family care and support as needed to the families of its patients, parents, guardians, caregivers and other members of the local community.
“We have known for many years that there is an incredibly large gap in mainstream health care when it comes to caring for and treating these at-risk populations,” said Dr. Patrick maynard, President and CEO of Boundless and Boundless Health. “Boundless Health is an essential additional line of service for those served by Boundless, and we have an obligation to provide them with personalized health care, without limitations. “
Data gathered from Boundless’s past customer experiences shows that delivering healthcare and treating its clients is most effective when services are integrated and coordinated. “We found that we could have a huge impact on closing the disparity gap; we had to move forward,” Maynard added.
Compared to the general population, people with I / DD and other complex needs have up to 16 years less life expectancy and 1.7 times more hospitalizations, and they are prescribed four times more drugs. Healthcare services are essential for this under-represented population, as 12.4% of this specific population accounts for over 36% of all healthcare costs in the United States.
Boundless Health’s business plan focuses on quality results rather than volume. For example, the health center will have carefully designed peaceful physical environments that are aesthetically pleasing, calm, and conducive to an individual’s needs. Staffing and scheduling plans deliberately allow time to be spent with each patient.
Years of serving this at-risk population have illustrated the critical limits that exist in access to appropriate, quality health care. To fill this void, accomplished health leaders from multidisciplinary backgrounds have joined Boundless Health:
Anna würth, General Manager, directs and manages the day-to-day operations and staff of the health center and primary care clinics. She works with the Chief Medical Officer and other senior executives to implement the organization’s strategic and operational plan, thereby realizing the mission and vision of Boundless Health.
Dr. Cindy ripsin, family physician and medical director certified by the board of directors, provides leadership and guidance to clinical staff and carries out the general objectives of the health center and primary care clinics. She also provides high quality evidence-based medicine by partnering with patients and their families to enable them to reach their highest potential, realizing the mission and vision of Boundless Health.
Dr. Nithya ramanathan has served the Boundless community since 2014. Today, as Director of Psychiatry for Boundless Health, she provides outpatient psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults and families of patients and caregivers affected by I / DD and behavioral issues. She has a passion for teaching and working collaboratively with counselors, nurses and care coordinators as an advocate for comprehensive integrated care for the I / DD population.
Additionally, Boundless Health will partner with The Ohio State University Nisonger Center to provide dental care to its patients.
To further extend its reach to others with DID and behavioral health issues in United States, Boundless Health also plans to partner with well-respected medical institutions and universities to share best practices between similar communities.
“Our growth plans include not only geographic expansion and partnerships, but also improving our healthcare services to include specialized practices, such as gynecology, dietetics, hearing loss and other medical services for providing personalized care, as well as expanding our technology to bring traditional care and specialized services where they are needed, ”said Anna würth, executive director of Boundless Health.
Based on the identified needs of those they serve, Boundless Health intends to offer selected mobile services in rural and underserved geographies to improve accessibility for those who may not have not able to go to the health center.
To families who have struggled for many years with barriers to accessing individualized, well-coordinated and effective health care and services, Maynard has an important message. “We heard you. We have created a place where you can come for medical care knowing that there is a whole team that truly understands your needs.”
Founded in 1980 as Franklin County Residential Services, Without Borders grew from a small organization to a dynamic family of nonprofit businesses spanning over 50 Ohio counties offering children, adults and families with IDD and behavioral health disorders challenge freedom and the ability to live unlimited lives. The organization provides comprehensive personal care, including residential support and vocational rehabilitation, autism services, psychiatry, counseling and other resources to the underserved population, celebrating each individual and the encouraging them to become active participants in the communities where they live, work and play.
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