UPDATE COVID-19 ADMISSIONS POLICY EFFECTIVE 4/23/20

Cathy Palm
Cathy Palm
April 24, 2020

Effective 4/23/2020 and until further notice, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we cannot accept referrals for evaluation and admission of patients who have sought treatment via hospital ERs and/or who are hospitalized on a hospital unit.  Such patients must wait 14 days after their ER visit or since their hospital discharge and have no COVID-19 symptoms (no fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) before being screened and considered for treatment at Tully Hill.

Our latest policy also applies to any nursing home resident referred for treatment – he or she will have to be released from that residence and for 14 days since not residing at it, also be COVID-19 symptom free, for consideration of treatment at Tully Hill.

In addition, our policy will require all hospital and nursing home employees seeking substance use disorder treatment at Tully Hill to have had a COVID-19 test, have it be negative, and not have returned to work after having the test and obtaining its results.

Thank you for working with us and understanding the need to keep our patients and employees safe and healthy, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Cathy Palm

Executive Director

Cathy Palm has served as the Executive Director for Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center since 1996. Ms. Palm is one of 7 founding board members actively involved since 1989. Under her leadership, a 2.2 million dollar capital campaign raised 1.6 million dollars which enabled Tully Hill Corporation to purchase their current facilities on October 31, 2003. Ms. Palm is also a founding board member of the Tully Hill Foundation, which raises funds exclusively for the Tully Hill Corporation. Ms. Palm continues to provide leadership to meet the challenges of a dynamic healthcare marketplace. Ms. Palm currently serves on the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Board of Directors, where she has served since 2000. She was elected Chair of the NAATP Board in May 2009 to 2011. She also serves on the NAATP PAC Board.