Featuring Caitlyn Patrick

Caitlyn Patrick is a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Withdrawal Management Program and has worked at SAH since 2013 in various roles. She joined the Residential Withdrawal Management program in 2020.  

Caitlyn provides medical support for those clients who are withdrawing from a substance. She also works collaboratively with Nurse Practitioners to create client care plans. The role of RN is relatively new to the Withdrawal Management Program. According to Caitlyn, the goal of the RN in this capacity is to complement the work of the Addictions Service Workers to ensure that care is provided using a holistic approach. “The focus is on the client as a whole rather than just their illness. Having RNs and Addictions Services Workers allows us to address these different needs under one roof,” explains Caitlyn.

The team in Withdrawal Management is now able to minimize non-urgent trips to the Emergency Department. “We have now implemented medical directives that allow us to provide comfort measures to our clients in the program without them having to go to the Emergency Department,” she says. 

“I have always had a passion for working in the field of addictions as it has touched me personally in my life and this is my way of giving back,” says Caitlyn. “No one is immune to mental illness and addictions. Everyone is affected to some degree and I want people to know that we care and we are here to help.”

Caitlyn is thrilled to be moving to a new facility in 2023. “The new Residential Withdrawal Management facility will provide all aspects of culturally appropriate care in a healing and comfortable environment.” According to Caitlyn, the increased capacity will allow the care team to provide excellent care. “I am especially excited about the addition of outdoor space for our clients.”

We recognize Caitlyn for her exceptional care and compassion and we look forward to her continued contributions as we transition to our new facility on Old Garden River Road this year!