Mental Health Specialists will join team to serve new and current patients receiving medical and mental health services
YAKIMA, WA – Community Health of Central Washington, is pleased to announce that it has added Drs. Bridget Beachy, PsyD, and David Bauman, PsyD, to its integrated primary care behavioral health services team as staff behavioral health specialists.
“We are very pleased with the knowledge base and expertise of individuals we have been able to recruit to join our health care teams,” says Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA. “Bridget and David’s expertise and current knowledge of new and innovative techniques of behavioral health methods, as used in primary care settings, will enhance our program and serve our community and patients well.”
Beachy holds a doctorate of psychology, clinical psychology degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute (Forest Institute), Springfield, MO, and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. Most recently, Beachy was a behavioral health consultant at Healthpoint Community Health Centers in Kent, WA.
Bauman holds a doctorate of psychology, clinical psychology degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute (Forest Institute), Springfield, MO, and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. Bauman joins CHCW from Healthpoint Community Health Centers in Federal Way, WA, where he was a behavioral health consultant.
Beachy and Bauman responsibilities will include providing behavioral health support in a primary care setting to patients and individuals who receive services through CHCW and their family of services. In addition, the team will help ensure that primary health care workers are able to apply key psychosocial and behavioral skills in their day to day work in order to improve overall health outcomes.
About Community Health of Central Washington
Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, affordable primary health care, dental and mental health services to area residents. CHCW provides services to more than 25,000 people annually through six locations, without regard to income and ability to pay. Headquartered in Yakima, CHCW centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following sites and services: Central Washington Family Medicine, Central Washington Family Residency Program, Senior and Residential Care (SRCare), Senior Smiles, Yakima Pediatrics, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Naches Medical Clinic, and Pediatric Hospitalist Service. For more information, visit www.chcw.org.