Bournewood is a Zero Suicide Behavioral Health Facility
The high rate of suicide deaths among people with mental health and substance use conditions is our driving force to ensure that we are trained and supported in suicide awareness, prevention, treatment and after care.
And with the Zero Suicide™ framework, we are rising to the challenge. It is a culture shift away from fragmented suicide care toward a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient safety and quality improvement—our most fundamental responsibility—and to the safety and support of our staff who do the demanding work of treating and caring for individuals who are suicidal.
Suicide deaths for patients at risk of suicide in health and behavioral health systems are preventable. Bournewood Health Systems has always been dedicated to improving patient care and outcomes and now has joined the nationwide transformation efforts by becoming a Zero Suicide™ health care facility. The Zero Suicide™ approach gives us the way forward. We are committed to a comprehensive approach to patient safety and quality improvement - the most fundamental responsibility of health care - and to the safety and support of the staff who do the demanding work of treating and caring for patients.