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News Release
Albertina Kerr Announces Closure of Children's Developmental Health Services - 02/10/17

PORTLAND, Ore. (February 10, 2017) -- Albertina Kerr has announced that it will be closing its Children's Developmental Health Services (CDHS) clinic by June 30, 2017. Following several years of efforts to stabilize the operations and finances of CDHS, Albertina Kerr's Board of Directors directed management to close the clinic. Albertina Kerr expects the final day of serving patients will be June 9, 2017.

Albertina Kerr's Children's Developmental Health Services provides specialized, team-based care focused on the diagnosis and treatment of developmental disabilities and behavioral issues with outpatient services including Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Psychology Services.

"This was a very difficult decision for the board and management, but we are fully committed to doing all that we can to ensure a smooth transition to other care providers for the children and families served by CDHS," said Jeff Carr, Albertina Kerr Chief Executive Officer. "Our Care Coordinators and clinicians will be focused on transition care planning for the children who are leaving our services. Our entire organization cares deeply about them and their families."

Between now and the final clinic closure, Albertina Kerr will continue to support referrals, transition of care to new providers, as well as release of information to insurance providers. This closure does not impact contracts for other services which Albertina Kerr provides including Crisis Psychiatric Care, Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services, or Community Based Mental Health Services.

About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

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