Members-Only Webinar

The Safe Passage Initiative: Hospitals & Health Systems Impacting the Opiate Crisis
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

On behalf of the American Hospital Association Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services, you are invited to participate in a webinar and discussion. David Schreiner, President/CEO, Katherine Shaw Bethea (KSB) Hospital, Dixon, IL and Danny Langloss, Chief of Police, City of Dixon, IL will describe their community partnership -- The Safe Passage Initiative: Police Giving Hope to Addicts through the Tools for Recovery. Safe Passage is an addiction recovery initiative that allows those seeking treatment to contact police without fear of arrest, as long as they don’t have any outstanding warrants. People can also turn over drugs and paraphernalia without being charged.

KSB Hospital and the Dixon Police Department partner with treatment centers in and outside of Illinois to coordinate care and treatment for participants. Since September 2015, they’ve placed more than 60 individuals into treatment and have been able to secure a treatment bed for a participant within two hours. Illinois Medicaid paid for treatment for the majority of participants; scholarships and private insurance also have been utilized.

If you have any questions, please contact Member Relations at 800-424-4301 or Camille Fernands at 312-422-3302 or

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