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Belmont Pines Hospital Proudly Announces Bertia Jennings, Nurse Practitioner

Belmont Pines Hospital is pleased to welcome, Dr. Bertia “Tia” Jennings, who joined our medical staff in January 2018. Tia has been a nurse practitioner for over 25 years with recently receiving a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. Tia was recently working in Canton and has the Pediatric Mental Health Specialist certification. She has practiced nursing for 40 years.

“Tia comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in both mental health and pediatrics”, said Lisa Cocca, Chief Executive Officer of Belmont Pines Hospital. Tia will be providing medication management in the outpatient area and other programs when needed.

Belmont Pines Hospital is the largest freestanding children’s behavioral health hospital in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania and is a premier provider of comprehensive behavioral health services for children and adolescents ages 5 to 18. Belmont Pines provides acute inpatient, residential treatment, partial day treatment and outpatient services. Confidential consultations are available at no charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 800.423.5666.

Belmont Pines Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition  from The Joint Commission

Belmont Pines Hospital has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Belmont Pines Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for inpatient psychiatric services. Belmont Pines Hospital is one of 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

This is the second consecutive year Belmont Pines Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Having a least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures. 

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Belmont Pines Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit