Legacy Health is pleased to announce the finalization of an agreement with Southeast Kansas Mental Health.
The agreement will secure an office space in the building acquired by Legacy Health from Bourbon County in October 2022. The new Southeast Kansas Mental Health office will be located at 401 Woodland Hills Blvd, Fort Scott.
“Legacy Health is well aware of the significance of providing access to appropriate mental health services in the Southeast Kansas area,” said Legacy Health Chairman of the board Troy Schell. “We are delighted to be able to furnish an environment that will enable Southeast Kansas Mental Health to expand its services.”
“We have been working closely with CEO of Southeast Kansas Mental Health Nathan Fawson and their Board of Directors for several months to come to this agreement,” said Chief Clinical Officer Jennifer Massey. “We look forward to welcoming them in partnership and to the building.”
“This past year has been a year of tremendous growth for Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center (SEKMHC). We’ve expanded services, hired additional staff, developed new departments, and became a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). By partnering with Legacy Health and expanding our physical
space we will continue to meet the needs of our community. Our certification as a CCBHC establishes a foundation for continuous development in the coming years. SEKMHC is one of the first five community mental health centers to earn certification. The CCBHC model of care concentrates on the overall health of a client, not just their mental health. We have expanded our care to integrate holistic care approaches, connect people with care coordination, and increase accessibility to services throughout our six–county catchment area. Looking into the future, we are striving to provide each client with a much more individualized experience by
assisting clients in recovery–oriented ways in their homes, in our communities, or via telehealth whenever possible. We know that recovery is possible when you treat the person, not just their mental health challenge.”– Nathan Fawson, CEO
Legacy Health is dedicated to ensuring the sustained availability of superior healthcare services in Fort Scott and Bourbon County. This partnership will allow both organizations to focus on services to the community. In addition, this partnership is only the first step in instituting other clinical services in the building.
“We are thrilled about this development and look forward to upcoming projects and partnerships in Fort Scott
and Bourbon County,” said Chief Strategy Officer Merrill Eisenhower. “Legacy Health remains committed to fulfilling our promise to Bourbon County and its citizens to revitalize the facility and supply essential healthcare services to the community.”
For more information contact Legacy Health representative, Jenn Massey at [email protected].
Legacy Health has a mission, driven by passion, to bring development and healthcare to rural communities
through sustainable and proactive approaches. Legacy believes that for a project to be successful, it is necessary to understand the needs of the community and the people.
Southeast Kansas Mental Health
Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center was established in 1961 and is a non–profit. It provides, advocates, and coordinates mental health care, services, and programs throughout southeast Kansas. The 250–person professionals and support specialists are committed to assessing, treating, and supporting the mental health
needs of the communities they serve