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CentraState’s Behavioral Health Clinician Honored by National Organization

By |2020-04-07T10:15:36-04:00December 21st, 2017|

CentraState’s clinical leader in behavioral health, Lou Silvestri, BSN, RN-BC, recently was recognized as a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Meritorious Instructor by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI).

As a 2017 Meritorious Honoree, Silvestri has met five, rigorous criteria to earn this distinction, including: organization-wide commitment; meaningful learning opportunities for staff; continuity and reinforcement; instructor development; and established expertise.

Silvestri, a nonviolent crisis intervention instructor since 2002 and certified in psychiatric/mental health nursing for more than 25 years, was honored on a plaque indentifying those achieving this status at the CPI Hall of Merit at CPI headquarters in Milwaukee.

“We are extremely proud of Lou,” says Cheryl Craig, administrative director of Behavioral Health, CentraState Medical Center. “This prestigious distinction is a testament to his unwavering commitment to providing safety, security and the best of care for all of our patients.”

For information about the behavioral health services offered at CentraState, call 866-CENTRA7.

About CentraState

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

About CPI

For more than 35 years, CPI has been dedicated to creating crisis prevention and intervention training and resources to support the work of human service professionals and those they serve. CPI is committed to continuing its research, support, and delivery of the highest quality behavior management training and resources and to serving as an essential agent in helping professionals and the individuals in their care.

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