The Champlain region’s hospitals have undertaken the development and implementation of a regional surge protocol.

This protocol is being implemented to maintain patient safety and family satisfaction under the most intense periods of demand on the mental health system while balancing the demand across the system.

Phase I of this project will result in the creation of a collaboratively developed written interim mental health surge protocol that envisions a connected system of care across the region. In phase II this interim plan will be refined as population health data and trend analyses are developed and the interim protocol is put to the test in-vivo within the Champlain system.

This interim protocol was approved and implementation began July 10, 2018.

To learn more about this Phase I click here.