ACUTE Treats Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
Patients experiencing severe medical complications resulting from their eating disorder need treatment immediately. While careful consideration of coronavirus is essential, delaying admission to inpatient medical stabilization at ACUTE may be life-threatening
ACUTE understands that COVID-19 is a novel and fluid circumstance. In addition to our steadfast commitment to excellence in treatment for severe and extreme eating disorders, we maintain an equally unwavering commitment to patient safety each and every day.
In addition to seamless management of admission logistics, ACUTE also helps our providers navigate ambivalence related to referring out their critically ill patients.
A Message From Our Executive Director
As clinicians, we want to hold out hope that our patients will gain momentum and motivation to take the necessary steps towards wellness on their own, but many simply are not capable of providing the necessary structure and safety that they need. When we side with our patients’ ambivalence, we delay the necessary support they need to gain and maintain medical and psychiatric stability. For patients with eating disorders experiencing severe medical complications, timely referral can literally be a life-or-death situation. It is our job to intervene and advocate for their health when they are not able to.
Jeana Cost, MS, LPC, NCC, CEDS
ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health