Health Night Out Dr. Matthew Malone – Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Matthew Malone

Dr. Matthew Malone

Phyllis Ketring

Many people do not know about the strides that Oro Valley Hospital has made in the treatment of behavioral health. Unless you or someone you know has had need of these services, it is unlikely that you have visited the well-designed inpatient behavioral health unit at the hospital.

The inpatient behavioral health unit caters to adults 45 and older who voluntarily decide they need help coping with stress, grief, addictive behaviors or other emotional issues. Care is tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

The hospital has just hired a new medical director for the Behavioral Health Unit, Dr. Matthew Malone. In addition to the inpatient unit, Dr. Malone also will oversee an intensive outpatient program for patients aged 21 years or older. Dr. Malone and his team are energized about their vision for the present and future of mental health services in our community.

Adults with mental health or substance abuse problems that affect their ability to function may not need inpatient care, so the team has developed an effective outpatient therapy. This intensive outpatient program provides group therapy, three hours a day, three days a week.

Dr. Malone received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a psychiatric residency at Hennepin Healthcare Regions Hospital in Minneapolis and a psychology fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Prior to coming to the Oro Valley Hospital, Dr. Malone served as a psychiatrist in academic medical centers and worked with palliative care and hospice programs. He is passionate about mental health, particularly in older populations.

SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness is pleased to host Dr. Matthew Malone, Monday, Aug. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom.

Health Night Out is a free educational presentation for residents of SaddleBrooke and is brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from highly-skilled local doctors and practitioners about a wide variety of health issues.

The Bistro will be open on Monday night so you can enjoy a casual dinner and then join the group down the hall in the ballroom.