Peninsula Regional Medical Center last Thursday opened a new outpatient clinic geared to providing behavioral health services to children and adolescents and dedicated the facility to Seacrets owner Leighton Moore, and his wife, Rebecca.
“Of all the things I’ve raised money for, this was the easiest. Everybody knows someone either in their family or in a friend’s family [who] knows the horror of mental illness in children,” Leighton Moore said. “It’s a silent destructor.”
The need for such a facility emerged from a recent comprehensive needs analysis performed by the hospital, Dr. Stephen Dixon, executive director of behavioral health at PRMC, said.
“We’re focusing on what we call ‘population health,’ which is simply improving the health of a population from birth to death,” Dixon said.