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CharterCARE first to be certified as Level 1 provider for treating overdose, opioid disorders

Roger Williams Medical Center, Fatima Hospital, and CharterCARE Provider Group are the first institutions in Rhode Island to be certified as Level of Care 1 Facilities for treating overdose and opioid use disorders. The designation was granted by the Department of Health, along with the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo created the Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force to address the state’s addiction and overdose crisis. The task force created three levels of care for Emergency Departments and hospitals in Rhode Island. CharterCARE’s prevention, access to care, triage and assessment plans and documentation met all three levels of care, which allowed us to become the first and only hospital in the state to achieve the Center of Excellence designation. On July 12, team members (pictured below) were recognized with a certificate at a meeting with Governor Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health.