Looking back over the past 12 months, I can say with great confidence that it has been a year full of progress. Some of our momentum started in 2018, with our rebranding from Community Network Services to CNS Healthcare. Other progressive aspects have resulted from a strong strategic implementation of our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), solidifying CNS Healthcare as A Community of Caring.
You may ask, what does being a Community of Caring mean for CNS Healthcare? A community of caring is a dynamic support system designed to provide the individuals we serve a comprehensive wellness experience. It is where physical and mental health, recovery and rehabilitation, and social and financial stability is prioritized in a creative, diverse, and inclusive environment.
As highlighted in this Community Impact Summary (CIS), in 2019 CNS Healthcare increased its partnership with organizations in the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersexual, Asexual, plus (LBGTQIA+) community to continue to be an example provider of inclusivity. Due to the diligent efforts of our professional team, we also made great strides in the expansion of our children’s services, through school-based therapy.
This year’s CIS not only highlights the remarkable services and programs provided by CNS Healthcare, but it also gives insight into the people motivating our mission, through our Board Member Spotlight. This inaugural feature underscores our unwavering commitment to external stakeholders and our expanding footprint in the communities we serve.
As always, I am grateful to the CNS Healthcare staff, senior leadership team, and board for all that we have accomplished this year. Together, we will continue this progressive momentum and I look ahead to another decade of success.
Michael K. Garrett
CEO and President