Avera Health discusses behavioral health challenges

In an American Hospital Association podcast, Jordan Steiger, AHA senior program manager, behavioral health, clinical affairs and workforce, speaks with Matthew Stanley, DO, clinical vice president, behavioral health service line, at Avera Health in Sioux Falls, SD. They discuss the unsustainable budget pressures facing psychiatric hospital leaders as expenses continue to escalate and patient boarding in emergency departments and staffing shortages continue to mount. Despite a myriad of obstacles, Stanley describes how Avera Health has accelerated its efforts to improve access to behavioral health care.