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Life Help–Region VI and Region IV Mental Health Services have chosen Essentia, LWSI’s comprehensive software solution for behavioral health, to be deployed throughout each agency, to enhance operational efficiency and delivery of care.

LWSI, market leader of healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions for behavioral health agencies, today announced both Life Help–Region VI and Region IV Mental Health Services have purchased Essentia, a complete Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution designed to meet the specific workflows of behavioral health agencies and deliver the information, features, and functionality most important to their success.

Life Help and Region IV Mental Health Services are full service community behavioral health agencies dedicated to providing exceptional care to the populations of the counties they serve. Based in Greenwood, Mississippi, Life Help serves Leflore, Holmes, Grenada, Sunflower, Montgomery, Humphreys, Attala, and Carroll counties, while Region IV, with its main office located in Corinth, Mississippi, serves Tippah, Alcorn, Prentiss, Tishomingo, and DeSoto counties. Through their devoted and highly trained professional staffs of psychiatrists, nurses, licensed counselors, psychologists, and social workers, each agency offers psychotherapy, rehabilitation, residential, acute/crisis, addiction, developmental disability, case management programs, and services for adults, children, and the elderly in need.

“At Life Help, we strive to assist individuals in overcoming life’s challenges with compassionate care, and we are delighted to move forward with LWSI as our partner in that mission,” said Executive Director, Madolyn Smith. “While the broad capabilities of Essentia were far superior to other behavioral health systems we explored, it was LWSI’s attitude toward meeting our unique needs that really impressed our team.  With Essentia being so user-friendly, we anticipate swift adoption throughout Life Help.”

“Region IV Mental Health Services has long been an innovation leader providing the highest quality care in Mississippi,” said Charlie Spearman, Sr., Executive Director. “Essentia is the most comprehensive and integrated behavioral health solution available, and we are confident it will help us realize greater efficacy in our daily operations and enhance the services we offer for the constituencies we serve. By far, LWSI was the obvious choice for Region IV. With Essentia, we look forward to gaining more efficiency and greater control on costs, while putting state of the art technology in the hands of our professionals.”

“We are thrilled to welcome two more leading behavioral health agencies in Life Help and Region IV Mental Health Services to the LWSI family,” said Randy Ready, LWSI Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  “More and more, behavioral healthcare organizations are discovering the difference partnering with LWSI makes.  For as much as we enjoy developing our market-leading solution Essentiawith its fully integrated platform, superior technology, and clinician-friendly usability, our team is even more inspired to serve the behavioral health community and its vital mission. LWSI is one company, focused on delivering one solution, and committed to providing unsurpassed service.”