Thrive's RNs Recognized by RI Monthly

Thrive's RNs Recognized by RI Monthly

Published 10/07/2020

Warwick, R.I. (October 7, 2020) Thrive staff members Kelly Hughett, RN and Diane Gibalerio, RN were recently featured in Rhode Island Monthly magazine. Throughout the COVID 19 pandemic, they have put themselves at heightened risk of contracting the virus by performing their job duties.

Kelly Hughett, RN and Diane Gibalerio, RN

As members of Thrive's Assertive Community Treatment Team, Kelly and Diane assess, monitor and treat individuals who experience symptoms related to mental health and substance use disorders. Each has played a critical role coordinating patient care during the public health crisis.

Located in Warren, the Assertive Community Treatment Team is part of Thrive’s Community Support Program (CSP), a coordinated system of care for adults aged 18 and older who are struggling with a severe and persistent mental illness and require a higher level of care. CSP participants have received a qualifying diagnosis of a psychotic disorder, mood disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder and have had difficulties engaging with treatment. This program enables individuals to maintain psychiatric stability, increase their quality life in the community, and ultimately achieve their own personal recovery. Qualifying clients will have access to psychiatric services, counseling, case management services, education, peer support, residential services, hospital liaison services and transportation to and from medical appointments.

Thrive's Community Support Program is comprised of three integrated support teams including the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team and Integrated Health Home (IHH) Teams. An outpatient level of care is available to those who have similar needs but require less intensive care.

Rhode Island Monthly is currently featuring Rhode Island front line nurses to recognize them for their dedication during COVID-10. The magazine recently received 19 Rhode Island Press Association Awards, brings readers the very best of what Rhode Island has to offer, from people to politics, food to finance. 

Thrive Behavioral Health offers counseling, case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community support services, housing services, crisis response services, and educational programs. Thrive’s services are available to individuals and their families including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors who are living with mental illness, substance use, and/or homelessness. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, phone or video telehealth appointments are available by calling 401.732.5656. Individuals facing a behavioral healthcare crisis can receive immediate help by accessing Thrive’s Emergency Services line at 401.738.4300 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.