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The “Alameda Model”: Creating a Psychiatric Emergency Service

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Discover the “Alameda Model,” an innovative approach to psychiatric emergency care launched at essential hospital Alameda Health System, in Oakland, Calif. The Alameda Model redirects patients experiencing a psychiatric emergency from a standard emergency department to a dedicated psychiatric emergency service. This model has resulted in reduced inpatient admissions and length of stay. Alameda Model pioneer Scott Zeller, MD, outlined major program components, discussed relevant outcomes, and shared how other essential hospitals can implement the model.


Scott Zeller, MD
Medical Director
Alameda Health System
Vice President, Acute Psychiatric Medicine

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