Monarch receives N.C. Council’s 2014 Excellence in Best Practice Services Award

Although Terhune accepted the award for the organization, she credits Monarch’s Senior Clinical Director Ben Millsap; and Monarch Senior Operations Directors Kara Froberg, Chris Thompson and Alan Bozman, Monarch psychiatrists and numerous staff who work together to coordinate the program statewide.

Annually, the North Carolina Council of Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse (MH/DD/SA) Programs seeks to identify innovative and effective community programs that have been instrumental in serving persons with disabilities in North Carolina. Winners are selected by a committee which includes directors and board members of Managed Care Organizations for MH/DD/SA services.

Established in 1958, Monarch is a non-profit organization that provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use challenges. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). Monarch operates The Arc of Stanly County, which is a chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about Monarch’services, please call (866) 272-7826.

Pictured: Monarch CEO Dr. Peggy Terhune accepts the N.C. Council Award presented by Ed Tarleton, N.C. Council President and Board Member at Smoky Mountain Center, one of North Carolina’s Managed Care Organizations.