REGIONS 1 & 7
Anson, Bladen, Columbus, Cabarrus, Davidson, Guilford, Harnett, Lee, Mecklenburg, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Scotland,
Stanly and Union counties
Pharmacy changes in Guilford
Beginning Dec.1, Monarch will transition the current pharmacy management and prescription distribution service at the Bellemeade Center in Guilford County to QoL meds, LLC, a full-service, on-site pharmacy provider. In an effort to improve the pharmacy operations, this strategic partnership with QoL meds, LLC has been established to expand the on-site pharmacy services to everyone and to include third party insurance and Medicaid recipients. With this new transition, patients will be required to pay a small dispensing fee for medications. However, this nominal fee is standard for the industry and the actual fee is below the national average for similar onsite services and less than retail pharmacy costs. The good news is that QoL meds will offer more support services, consultations, and pharmacology resources above and beyond what is currently available under the existing in-house program. The company will soon expand this service to ALL individuals with insurance who receive Monarch services.
Moore County athlete earns SO honor
Deirdre Daniels, who attends the Lee Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Sanford, earned a third place honor in a doubles bocce match, which qualified her to compete during the Special Olympic State Games last month. There, Daniels placed fourth. She continues to compete and is currently training to participate in the state bowling match on Dec. 2. Daniels is an active Special Olympics participant and competes in bocce, bowling, track and field and competitive cheerleading.
Monarch residential staff hosts Halloween party for residents
Charlotte staff in Region 1 hosted a Halloween and Fall Festival at Independence Park for all Monarch residents in Mecklenburg County on Oct. 31. Hosted by the residential staff, dozens of participants from Monarch’s four group homes, five apartment complexes and 19 condos in Mecklenburg County generated an afternoon full of fellowship, food and fun. Many participants dressed in costumes and exhibited lots of creativity during a pumpkin decorating contest. Residents who earned best decorated pumpkin will receive a pizza party. Additional prizes were given for best costumes, candy corn guessing game and a couple of people were recognized for bringing their delicious chili. Click here to see more images from the event on Monarch’s Facebook page.
Deborah Groves has been named Monarch’s director of nursing (DON) for behavioral health services and will be heavily involved in the agency’s primary care integration efforts. She brings extensive experience to Monarch. Groves has worked in mental health in-patient and chemical dependency treatment for more than a decade. Most recently, she served as an assistant professor of nursing at UNC-Pembroke.