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Going Nicotine Free in SUD Treatment
Join us as Leadership from Harmony Foundation discuss their experience going nicotine free as a facility. Presenters will share the reasoning behind, implementation of and learning through this shift, talk about the value to patients, and how this change has impacted their census and business operations. Attendees will come away understanding the hurdles of going nicotine free, from medical and clinical support and training, to the necessary physical changes, and financial planning needed when making this decision. Participants will have a clear understanding of the challenges, lessons, impact on census, and wins of going nicotine free.

Aug 18, 2022 11:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Jim Geckler
CEO @Harmony Foundation
Jim Geckler is a native of Buffalo, NY who has served the recovery community in a professional capacity for almost 20 years. His experience in addiction treatment has touched all phases of the continuum of care, from establishing the first LGBT recovery residence in Minneapolis to leading families through the process of intervention as Chief Operating Officer of Addiction Intervention Resources, to multiple leadership roles at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. As CEO at the Harmony Foundation, Jim has focused on increasing Harmony’s capacity to meet the unique needs of people who struggle with substance use disorder.
Dr. Michael Rountree
Medical Director @Harmony Foundation
Dr. Michael Rountree is Board Certified in Family and Addiction Medicine. He has been a practicing provider for 25 years, offering direct client care services in a variety of settings including Community Health Centers, Rural and Tribal Health communities, and the US military. He served as an active duty Army Medical Officer in Iraq and most recently was the Medical Director for the Veteran’s Administration Community Clinic in Loveland, CO. He as served as the Medical Director of Harmony Foundation for 2+ years. Dr. Rountree is a graduate of the St. George University, School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, completed his residency at United Hospital Center, Family Medicine in Clarksburg, WV and a fellowship at University of Wisconsin/Veteran Administration in Addiction Medicine. He lives in Estes Park with his wife, Patricia, daughter, Emma Jo, their 2 dogs and their hedgehog, Indiana Jones.