Sina Matin, MD of FortisBMI & Surgical Group of North Texas Elected President of Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery

Sina Matin, MD

Dr. Matin to focus on improving access to high quality surgical care for patients struggling with their weight.

TABS exists to not only provide treatment, but to also ensure access to treatment of obesity and specifically diabetes to all Texans.”

— Sina Matin, MD

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Surgical Group of North Texas and FortisBMI are excited to announce that Dr. Sina Matin will serve as President of the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS). His two-year term began at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas on February 7-8, 2020. Previously, Dr. Matin served as Treasurer and Vice President on the TABS Board of Directors.

Established in 2005, the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery “exists to reduce the incidence and consequence of obesity in Texas through advocacy, education and prevention; to promote access to appropriate obesity treatments; to end obesity discrimination and bias; and to advance clinical excellence in the treatment of the patient with obesity,” as stated on their website. TABS is a resource for physicians, bariatric surgeons and weight loss surgery patients in Texas and is the first state-wide chapter of the Association of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Membership consists of 175 medical professionals from across the state and is governed by a volunteer board of directors, led by Dr. Matin.

Dr. Matin is honored to be at the helm of this active and prestigious association of physicians and surgeons dedicated to the care of patients struggling with obesity. He shared, “TABS exists to not only provide treatment, but to also ensure access to treatment of obesity and specifically diabetes to all Texans. My goals for the next two years are to improve access to care and prevention and remove obstacles, create a state-wide support system, and educate providers and patients in surgical treatment of diabetes in line with the American Diabetes Association recommendations.”

During his term Dr. Matin will continue to see patients at Surgical Group of North Texas and FortisBMI. He is looking forward to serving as President of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery and bring state of the art care to his patients. For more information about Dr. Matin or to schedule an appointment with him, visit surgicalgroupnt.com or fortisbmi.com.

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About Surgical Group of North Texas and FortisBMI
The Surgical Group of North Texas offers weight loss procedures, advanced hernia repair, breast cancer care, incisionless reflux surgery, oncologic surgery, and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. FortisBMI adds non-surgical weight loss treatment, including FDA-approved anti-obesity medications, customized meal plans, meal replacements, nutrition supplements, and an exercise program, all supervised by a physician.

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Wellin5 acquires Therachat marking its entry in the US Telehealth Market

The acquisition supports Wellin5’s long-term strategy of expansion into the United States telehatlh market.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wellin5, an innovative online telehealth counseling platform, today announced its acquisition of Therachat, a US-based mental health startup. The acquisition is part of its long-term expansion strategy that began in September 2019 when it named Sacramento, California its US Headquarters.

Wellin5's counseling platform uses AI-powered technology and smart-logic driven software to combat mental health challenges by quickly connecting its users with the most compatible counselor. As a leader in online counseling, Wellin5 provides captivating user experience and highly engaging service, in turn, creating a new understanding of mental wellness.

The acquisition of Therachat positions Wellin5 to expand its mental health expertise to include:

Offering a full client and counselor centric experience on a centralized platform
A library of mobile health tools such as emotion tracking, thought reframing, mindfulness, etc.
Meaningful support through engagement and self-help mental health exercises
An additional 5,000 therapists to add to its existing base of mental health professionals.

"We are very excited about acquiring Therachat," stated William Masih, Founder, and CEO of Wellin5. "This is a massive accomplishment in our plan to emerge as a leader in the preventive mental health space. Wellin5 is strongly positioned to grow exponentially over the next three to five years in North America and internationally. This year, we expect to close the next round of funding to expand our partnerships with insurance providers and employee benefits administrators to support our anticipated growth model."

"When we started Therachat, we wanted to make a difference for people who need mental health support along with the clinicians who support them. We created a product we are proud of and are so happy to see Therachat living under the roof of Wellin5," stated Kouris Kalligas, CEO and Co-founder of Therachat.

"I am so thrilled to partner with Wellin5 to continue our mission and I firmly believe the people we set out to help are in good hands. I look forward to continuing the mission of improving lives through my role as adviser," adds Jason Symons, Co-founder, and CTO of Therachat.

About Wellin5: Wellin5 is an innovative online telehealth counseling platform that connects clients and therapists via mobile. With passion, and through technology, Wellin5 gives people access to exceptional mental health professionals, empowering them to confidently feel better. Wellin5 has been named Digital Health Emerging Rocket by BCTechnology.

About Therachat: Therachat is a product designed to help therapists, psychologists, and mental health counselors in the US to keep their patients engaged in between therapy sessions. It provides therapists with over 40 premade and customizable homework activities. Moreover, Therachat allows individuals who don't have a therapist to use its mobile app and take advantage of the vast range of premade homework activities that are available.

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CNYCC Announces Scott A. Berlucchi, President and CEO of Auburn Community Hospital as New Elected Chairman of the Board

Top Rural Hospital CEO Becomes Chair of Syracuse Non-Profit Board

Scott’s leadership and experience will play a key role in continuing our efforts to improve the health of our community.”

— Cathy Homkey, Executive Director at CNYCC

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, USA, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) announced today the appointment of Scott A. Berlucchi, FACHE, NHA, President and CEO of Auburn Community Hospital (ACH), as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Berlucchi has been the CEO and President of Auburn Community Hospital since April 2007, and has been credited with the financial and operational turnaround of the Auburn, N.Y. hospital. In May of 2019, Mr. Berlucchi was named one of the country's top 60 rural hospital CEOs by Becker's Healthcare, a national publisher of health care industry news.

Scott Berlucchi is an experienced healthcare leader with a proven track record in leading and developing rural healthcare delivery systems. Berlucchi is known for his expertise in managing and growing small rural hospitals and multi-specialty physician practice management. Berlucchi has a reputation for building strong teams and has a track record for turning around struggling healthcare systems.

Mr. Berlucchi has over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience including his current role as President and CEO of Auburn Community Hospital. In addition, Berlucchi serves as President and CEO Auburn Memorial Medical Services, P.C., and President and CEO of Finger Lakes Center for Living, a Five Star Rated long term care residential facility connected to the hospital.

“I am honored to lead the Board of Directors for The Central New York Care Collaborative. Auburn Community Hospital has been an active member of CNYCC and I have witnessed firsthand the numerous programs it has developed to address the physical, behavioral, and social needs of patients and health care organizations like Auburn Community Hospital throughout this region of New York State,” stated Berlucchi.

“We are extremely excited that Scott has agreed to accept the role of Board Chair”, said Cathy Homkey, Executive Director at CNYCC. "Scott’s leadership and experience will play a key role in continuing our efforts to improve the health of our community.” Mr. Berlucchi’s appointment will begin in February 2020, and he will succeed Gene F. Morreale, CEO at Oneida Healthcare who held the Chairmanship since 2017.

The Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) cnycares.org. is a partnership that connects more than 2,000 healthcare and community-based service providers in six counties across Central New York–Cayuga, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego. The primary goal of the collaborative is to serve the population by improving the coordination of services, enhancing the quality of performance outcomes, and creating an overall better system of care. Since 2015, CNYCC has worked closely with over 150 network partners in developing programs to address the physical, behavioral, and social needs of patients across the region.

The CNYCC Board of Directors is charged with the general management of the Collaborative and is comprised of 22 members representing a diverse group of local agencies including: hospital health systems, primary care centers, behavioral health providers, skilled nursing facilities, and community-based organizations.

Auburn Community Hospital is the largest employer in Cayuga County, with a workforce of over 1,100 employees. The Hospital has a combined medical staff of more than 200 medical professionals and multiple primary care sites. Today, ACH is a Health Care Delivery System that includes the Hospital, an 80-bed Five Star Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3 Urgent Care Centers, as well as Primary Care and Specialty Care Services.

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PCI Group’s David Rojas—Lancaster Chamber Top Professionals Under 40 Award Recipient

David Rojas – Top 10 Under 40 Award

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce recognized PCI Group’s David Rojas with its “Top Professionals Under 40” award at its 64th annual banquet.

we are very proud of David and what he has accomplished. As a key member of our management team, we are thankful for his hard work and dedication to improve our business.”

— Christian Kropac, Jr.

FORT MILL, SC, USA, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce recognized PCI Group’s David Rojas with its “Top Professionals Under 40” award at its 64th annual banquet on Thursday, January 30th. A record 294 people attended this year’s ceremony with the Chamber debuting this new award category, recognizing individuals who have excelled in their fields, sparking innovation and bringing fresh perspective to their roles. After receiving an abundance of nominations, the Chamber decided to recognize 12 individuals, including David, who through their passion for community engagement and the betterment of their environment, represent the future leadership of Lancaster County.

David began his career with PCI in 2015 and currently serves as the company’s Implementation and Special Projects Manager. Starting as a management trainee, David has steadily advanced into positions of greater responsibility with the company. Among his accomplishments, he:

Developed a system that was one of the building-block processes or Standard Works, as PCI implemented LEAN manufacturing at the company. He also took the initiative to earn his LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Created the company’s first community outreach program, People for Action and Community Engagement (P.A.C.E) in 2017. What started out as a meeting with co-workers to volunteer in local charities, has become a full-fledged 501C charitable organization. Since its inception, P.A.C.E has been active in the Adopt-a-Highway and Toys-for-Tots programs and local Back to School Supply drive. Additionally, David administers PCI’s annual scholarship program.

In 2018, David took on his current role as Manager of Implementation and Special Projects, in charge of large-scale customer implementations. In order to be a more effective manager, David worked in the evenings to achieve his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. David said, “Earning my PMP was critical to acquiring the skills I needed to navigate the complexities of large-scale implementations, as well as lead my PCI team to guide customers as they transition their business to PCI.”

While at PCI, David has also served as a March of Dimes team captain, has been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, the President of the Community of Philosophical Thinkers and completed the Leadership Lancaster class of 2019.

Chris Kropac, PCI President said, “we are very proud of David and what he has accomplished. As a key member of our management team, we are thankful for his hard work and dedication to improve our business. Since we relocated our company from Long Island, NY to Fort Mill in 2008, we have been active supporters of the Chamber. Our Executive Vice President, Skip Pawul, served as a past chair for the Chamber. Now, David is playing a significant role in helping us give back to the community and we are excited to see him recognized as one of the bright young talents in Lancaster County.”

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Magnolia Roofing of Louisiana Joins Cool Roof Rating Council

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With an eye on roofing clients and bringing more options to them, Magnolia Roofing of Mandeville, Louisiana to join the Cool Roof Rating Council.

We are thrilled to be joining this esteemed organization and about continuing to provide the highest quality of cool roofing products to our customers”

— David Eckert

MANDEVILLE, LOUISIANA , UNITED STATES , February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Magnolia Roofing of Mandeville Louisiana announces joining the Cool Roof Rating Council as a class B member. In an effort to be even more eco-friendly in 2020 Magnolia Roofing is proud to join organizations like the CRRC.

The Cool Roof Rating Council was established in 1998 in order to help develop more credible and accurate standards for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance of roofing products – they are the go-to source for disseminating information on legitimate cool roof products.

We are thrilled to be joining this esteemed organization and about continuing to provide the highest quality of cool roofing products to our customers. According to their website, being part of the CRRC means we are members of a "non-profit educational organization that helps to implement and communicate fair, accurate and credible radiative energy performance rating systems for roof surfaces." They also work to put money into research for energy-related radiative properties of roofing surfaces and to offer education and support for any parties interested in understanding how these roofing options work.

There are many companies that now strive to manufacture roofing products that meet and exceed the standards of the cool roofing industry. The Atlas Corporation is one and where Magnolia Roofing gets its roofing materials. Magnolia Roofing is striving to bring more cool roofing options to its Louisiana roofing clients. Magnolia Roofing is excited to partner with as many manufacturers and distributors as it can to achieve this goal.

As a dedicated supplier of e-rated shingles, eco and energy-efficient roofing in the Mandeville, Madisonville, and Slidell areas of Louisiana, we are working harder and harder to serve the needs of our roofing clients in these areas. We are excited about any chance to improve our ability to provide excellent materials and services and we believe becoming part of the CRRC will put us even more in touch with the latest news, technology, and needs of our clients in order to help us excel at what we do.

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Kreunen Construction Inc. Announces Major Redesign of Website and Addition Client Portal

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With their roofing clients in mind, Kreunen Construction of Memphis Tennessee & Northern Mississippi announces the redesign of their roofing company website.

This is a major redesign of our website to aid our Tennessee & Mississippi roofing clients find the information they need and want faster than ever before”

— Henry Kreunen

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES , February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Roofing contractor experts, Kreunen Construction, has made a significant redesign to its website and added a roofing client portal.

Roofing clients have busy lives and desire a personalized experience and a simplified way to locate the information they need. Kreunen Construction saw the need to make a major update to their website. At the same as the website makeover, Kreunen Construction saw the need for their roofing clients had. Needing to be able to keep up with all roofing project documents. Kreunen Construction joined the Store Share Access or roofing CRM SSA community for their expertise in roofing management software.

New Site, New Navigation, Quicker Results Kreunen Construction offers professional roofing services using only the best quality materials to safeguard the roofs of homes and businesses in the Greater Memphis, Tennessee area. With the number of roofing clients and projects Kreunen does each year, the need for a roofing CRM was big. Being a member of the SSA community gives Kreunen Construction all the help it needs for roofing management software to make all Kreunen clients' roofing experience better.

The updated version of the Kreunen website will focus on client experience by simplifying access to the information clients need. Kreunen clients can expect a brand new navigation system to help them find the roofing content they need faster than previous versions of the website, whether it be for shingle brands and colors or new roof installation videos.

"This is a major redesign of our website to aid our Tennessee & Mississippi roofing clients find the information they need and want faster than ever before," says Henry Kreunen of Kreunen Construction Inc.

Check out the new Kreuen Construction website now at insuranceroofs.com.

About Kreunen Construction, Inc.

A Tennessee & Mississippi-based roofing contractor, Kreunen Construction, Inc. provides years of expert experience with roofing and remodeling services and serves as a trusted source for the Greater Memphis TN area, including the communities within Memphis, Germantown and Collierville TN along with Northern MS. With the goal to be the best roofing contractor in Tennessee & Mississippi, Kreunen Construction only uses the best materials from the start and offers expert services thanks to the staff's continuous Owens Corning training, making it one of the most technically advanced roofing contractors in Tennessee & Mississippi.

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Oklahoma Roofing Contractor All Out Roofing Adds Raise the Rank As Home Improvement Consultant

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Chuck Magee founder of Raise the Rank has been hired to train All Out Roofing with new and state of the art client experience technics.

This new training from Chuck Magee & Raise the Rank will position our company to better serve our Oklahoma roofing clients and make sure our client experience is excellent. ”

— Jon Giuliano

NORMAN , OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES , February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oklahoma based All Out Roofing hires nationally renowned construction and roofing consultant, Chuck Magee of Raise the Rank.

Chuck Magee … Client Experience Coach … Industry Leader!
The latest addition to All Out Roofing is a resident of Hammond, LA – Chuck Magee is a client nurturing expert and a top client experience trainer in the roofing industry. Magee and his digital agency, Raise the Rank have made record-breaking strides since his humble start as a home remodeler and have earned the title of an SEO expert and client experience trainer in the roofing industry.

Magee first made his name on the internet with a suite of real estate websites. With a deep background in construction, it was a natural transition from real estate to working within the roofing and remodeling industry. Magee developed a roofing CRM called SSA, Store Share Access to aid his roofing clients like All Out Roofing’s efforts to improve their client experience.

Josh Williams & Jon Giuliano– owners of All Out Roofing– have devoted over two decades to acquiring their vast roofing & remodeling knowledge and skills and have remodeled homes in Texas and Oklahoma. Their meticulous devotion to the roofing craft is one of the main reasons that All Out Roofing is known as the best Oklahoma roofing contractor in the state. All Out Roofing uses the best roofing materials like Owens Corning and employs experienced crews that ensure your new roof installation is excellent. All Out Roofing is an Owens Corning Preferred roofing contractor in the state of Oklahoma, and they have access to more training than other roofing contractors in Norman, Oklahoma City, and the surrounding areas in Oklahoma. All Out Roofing employees are constantly trained by Owens Corning and updated on new products, materials, and best roof installation practices. It is the most technically advanced roofing contractor in Oklahoma. "We have our own cloud-based client portal software system to track all aspects of our clients' roofing needs." This includes warranty information, shingle type, color, installation and project photos. Our Store Share Access, SSA mobile app enables All Out Roofing clients to have their very own client portal. This allows them lifetime access to all stored and cloud-based roofing information. Over half of All Out Roofing clients deal with insurance-related wind or hail damage and roof replacements. Our client portal provides the information whether you forgot the shingle color name or other important information related to your roofing job.

Jon Giuliano states, "This new training from Chuck Magee & Raise the Rank will position our company to better serve our Oklahoma roofing clients." At All Out Roofing, we never stop trying to increase the experience our roofing clients have with us, therefore, the addition of Chuck Magee ensures that we will remain the best choice for all Oklahoma roofing needs.

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Fine Art Insurance Market 2020 Global Industry – Key Players, Size, Trends, Opportunities, Growth- Analysis to 2026

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish New Market Research Report On-“Fine Art Insurance Market 2020 Global Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Growth, Forecast 2026”

PUNE, INDIA, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Fine Art Insurance Market 2020

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6 Europe Fine Art Insurance Revenue by Countries
7 Asia-Pacific Fine Art Insurance Revenue by Countries
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9 Middle East and Africa Revenue Fine Art Insurance by Countries
10 Global Fine Art Insurance Market Segment by Type
11 Global Fine Art Insurance Market Segment by Application
12 Global Fine Art Insurance Market Size Forecast (2020-2026)
13 Research Findings and Conclusion
14 Appendix
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CCHR: Record Numbers of Children are Taken into Custody for Involuntary Psychiatric Examinations in Florida

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

 Florida law allows for a child of any age to be taken into custody and sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination.

Florida law allows for a child of any age to be taken into custody and sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

More than 36,000 Baker Acts were initiated on children in 2018, this is one every 15 minutes.

In Florida a child is taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination every 15 minutes and in the vast majority of cases these children could have been helped by a parent.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The mental health law in Florida, commonly known as the Baker Act, allows for individuals of all ages to be sent against their will for involuntary examination at psychiatric wards known as Baker Act Receiving Facilities and held for up to 72 hours during which time, those being held may be drugged without their consent if an emergency treatment order is issued. [1]

Children may also be taken into custody under a Baker Act and the recent story of a 6-year-old girl sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination in Jacksonville, for what is allegedly a temper tantrum, highlights the abusive use of this law. [2]

According to the Baker Act Reporting Center, there were over 200,000 involuntary psychiatric examinations initiated in 2018 more than doubling over the past 17 years. Even more alarming is that more than 36,000 of these initiations were on children, some as young as 2-5 years old and in the vast majority of cases the parent was never brought into the process. This equates to one Baker Act initiation on a child every 15 minutes of every day in Florida. [3]

This dramatic increase is indicative of abuse says the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog that investigates and exposes human rights violations in the mental health industry.

“This child was Baker Acted from school, for apparently a temper tantrum, on a Tuesday and her mother did not see her again until she was released on Thursday per reports in the media,” said Diane Stein, President of the Florida chapter of CCHR.

The solution according to CCHR is to bring parents, guardians and caregivers into the process. CCHR believes that parents should be given the opportunity to help their children due to the fact that the law as it is currently written allows for a willing family member or friend to help the person in crisis and that less restrictive treatment alternatives are ruled out before a Baker Act.

However, this is not happening. Instead children are being taken into custody and transported to psychiatric facilities without the parent, guardian or caregiver even knowing the child has been removed from school grounds.

“Giving parents the opportunity to help their child would not prevent emergent care from occurring in those instances where it is needed,” said Stein. “Just as in the case of a child being injured and needing immediate medical care, a child in crisis would receive the same help.”

In order to help address violations of human and civil rights under the mental health law, CCHR mans this Psychiatric Abuse Hotline so that individuals who need assistance have someone they can call and have logged thousands of calls over the past few years. During this same time period, CCHR has helped to secure the safe release of more than 1,200 people being held illegally in psychiatric wards and almost half of those helped were children. All assistance provided is free of charge and those manning the Hotline are trained and certified on the mental health law through the Department of Children and Families.

CCHR encourages anyone who is aware of abuse within the mental health industry to fill out an abuse report form on their website by clicking here to REPORT PSYCHIATRIC ABUSE.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information please visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] Emergency Treatment Orders for the Administration of Psychotropic Medications https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?ID=65E-5.1703
[2] Jacksonville mom upset over her 6-year-old being taken to mental facility
https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/jacksonville-mom-special-needs-child-put-handcuffs-taken-mental-facility/KKBSVFTZEREALNSVWJMPI5VB7E/?fbclid=IwAR1YF8505cNTl6LJL7AgulwmOJlyseCav5xUc6t4-o2uNqQgHECeTCbEkFg
Mother wants answers after she says 6-year-old in Duval school ordered to mental health facility
https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20200210/mother-wants-answers-after-she-says-6-year-old-in-duval-school-ordered-to-mental-health-facility
Mother wants answers after 6-year-old daughter was involuntarily committed at school
https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/02/10/mother-wants-answers-after-6-year-old-daughter-was-involuntarily-committed-at-school/
Jacksonville girl taken to mental health center, mother wants answers
https://www.nbc-2.com/story/41682389/jacksonville-girl-taken-to-mental-health-center-mother-wants-answers
Mother wants answers after she says 6-year-old in Duval school ordered to mental health facility
https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20200210/mother-wants-answers-after-she-says-6-year-old-in-duval-school-ordered-to-mental-health-facility
Florida mother wants answers after she says 6-year-old ordered to mental health facility following ‘temper tantrum’
https://www.theledger.com/news/20200211/florida-mother-wants-answers-after-she-says-6-year-old-ordered-to-mental-health-facility-following-temper-tantrum
Florida mother wants answers after she says 6-year-old ordered to mental health facility following ‘temper tantrum’
https://www.newschief.com/news/20200211/florida-mother-wants-answers-after-she-says-6-year-old-ordered-to-mental-health-facility-following-temper-tantrum
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/publichealth/84814
[3] Baker Act Report https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2017_2018.pdf

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Electro Scan & Innovyze Partner to Deploy Game Changing End-to-End Condition Assessment & Rehabilitation QA/QC Solution

Seamless integration of Electro Scan FELL game-changing technology with Innovyze® InfoAsset Planner®.

Electro Scan's patented machine-intelligent leak detection added to a standard CCTV truck.

Electro Scan’s patented machine-intelligent leak detection added to a standard CCTV truck.

Machine-intelligent FELL inspection condition assessment on Innovyze IAP roadmap.

Traditional visual inspection using high resolution CCTV cameras miss the majority of leaks compared to machine-intelligent FELL.

Traditional visual inspection using high resolution CCTV cameras miss the majority of leaks compared to machine-intelligent FELL.

Providing independent testing of new and recently lined Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP).

Machine-Intelligent Solution Combined with Open Decision Support Platform to Enhance Stewardship of Capital Expenditures and Infrastructure Resiliency

Our partnership with Electro Scan represents the beginning of using the Innovyze platform, with best-in-class machine-intelligent tech to improve operational performance and CAPEX delivery.”

— Erick Heath, VP, Global Partnerships, Innovyze Inc.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Electro Scan Inc., the leading supplier of machine-intelligent pipeline assessment technology for municipal water and wastewater utilities, has partnered with Innovyze, Inc. to deliver the industry’s first end-to-end condition assessment and rehabilitation effectiveness solution.

The integrated solution utilizes Electro Scan's SaaS-based cloud application and field-based Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) technology that is seamlessly accessed by the Innovyze® InfoAsset Planner® (IAP) for risk modeling and rehabilitation decision support.

“Some people might say that rehabilitation decisions are only as good as the condition assessment data they support,” stated Chuck Hansen, CEO and Founder, Electro Scan Inc.

"But, only Innovyze InfoAsset Planner can provide an easy to use, customizable, decision support engine that can deploy FELL data across the utility enterprise – including engineering, finance, operations, and maintenance – to make highly targeted capital investment decisions and certify pipelines as watertight,” Hansen added.

Innovyze, Inc. is a leading global provider of smart infrastructure modeling and simulation software solutions for government agencies, engineering consultants, and utilities, which was acquired by private equity firm EQT AB Group in May 2017.

Electro Scan Inc. is a privately-held 2020 GovTech 100 company founded in 2011 by software entrepreneur Chuck Hansen to enhance the stewardship of capital expenditures and infrastructure resiliency by proper assessment of old and newly installed pipelines.

Prior to Electro Scan, municipal & investor-owned utilities were forced to assess the quality of repairs and pipeline rehabilitation using legacy-based Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras which have proven unreliable to provide consistent assessments and unable to perform watertightness testing.

Already deployed at utilities and used by engineering consulting firms, the separately licensed Innovyze-Electro Scan solution includes a web-based Application Programming Interface (API) for seamless data exchange.

A key advantage of the combined solution is the accuracy & repeatability of locating defects with the ability to assign defect flows in gallons per minute or liters per second in full-length sewer & water mains and at an individual customer's lateral connection, coupled with the industry's most user-friendly decision matrix.

In addition to significantly improving rehabilitation selection and prioritization, especially when using the Innovyze IAP Decision Matrix, Electro Scan’s ability to deliver post-rehabilitation testing for each individual constructed pipe while crews are still in the field, and before pay applications are approved, provides unprecedented quality control and asset stewardship to ensure pipes are delivered watertight.

The solution can easily & precisely assess, locate, and graphically display defects, including liner pinholes, found in post-rehabilitated Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) within minutes of after curing.

“Our partnership with Electro Scan represents the beginning of using the Innovyze platform with best-in-class machine-intelligent technology to improve operational performance and CAPEX delivery," stated Erick Heath, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Innovyze, Inc.

“Users are already strengthening their decisions and we expect rehabilitation projects and day-to-day operations of sewer systems to be improved because of the real-time availability of reliable FELL inspection data in InfoAsset Planner,” stated Michael Condran, PE, Vice. President, Electro Scan Inc.

Uncontrolled flooding and sewer backups caused by excessive levels inflow and infiltration (I/I) in gravity sewers often results in significant homeowner damages, contaminated waterways, and costs to rate payers which cannot be easily found by using acoustic sensors or visual CCTV.

By using Electro Scan's FELL technology to precisely identify & quantify I/I within a utility’s network, infrastructure integrity is improved, maximizing system capacity and avoiding costly capital expenditures. FELL data integration into IAP marks a big step towards helping municipal agencies manage their I/I reduction programs much more effectively.

“Overreliance on any manual-based visual inspection technique creates a ‘Subjectivity Trap,’" stated Condran.

“Many of our customers have reported that using operator-biased, inconsistent, and unreliable CCTV inspection data has made meeting mandated regulatory I/I reductions a difficult task and staying within budgets nearly impossible. FELL technology is often referred to as 'the polygraph test for underground pipes' because of its unambiguous and repeatable results not found in any other legacy technologies on the market," added Condran.

“The first rule you learn about data is that bad data yields poor decisions,” stated Mike App, Vice President, NorthEast Region, Electro Scan Inc.

“Electro Scan’s FELL technology has been proven to significantly reduce the effects caused by relying on CCTV data and its inherent limitations. Our goal is to help agencies maximize I/I reduction at the lowest cost. By integrating machine-intelligent FELL technology into IAP’s powerful decision-making algorithm, municipalities gain immediate benefit,” added App.

Another drawback of using legacy techniques to accurately find leaks, noted by industry experts and academics, has been the inability to tell the difference between superficial cracks (that do not leak) and cracks that go through a pipe wall (that do leak).

Also, camera-based visual inspection is not able to ‘see’ up into each pipe's circular joint that have beveled edges obstructing full views, resulting in under-reporting of leaks at joints and service connections.

Recently, Hansen Analytics, LLC, an artificial intelligent (AI) data mining company, compared CCTV results on two sewer basins experiencing high rates of infiltration at a major metropolitan city operating under a multi-decade EPA consent decree. One basin had 202,393 linear feet of pipe, while the other basin had 204,4144 linear feet of pipe; yet, CCTV reporting by a national contractor using certified operators only identified 47 and 84 bad joints, respectively. In other words, visual CCTV cameras determined an almost watertight network of pipes.

At another major utility, 33,000 linear feet of pipe was evaluated, including 429 customer service laterals where homes are connected to the agency's sewer main. In this benchmark, certified CCTV operators identified five (5) defective customer tap locations, while Electro Scan's FELL technology identified 324 of 429 or seventy-five percent (75%) of connections with quantified leaks.

Add the lack of uniformity of visually assessing defects among certified operators, and it is easy to understand the challenge to reduce levels of infiltration based on CCTV results.

"Legacy CCTV inspection is still appropriate to locate service laterals and obstructions, including construction debris, fats, oil, grease, crossbores, and roots. However, its inability to locate or quantify leaks, especially in new or relined pipes, indicates that machine-intelligent FELL technology from Electro Scan is best suited to assess pipe conditions and rehabilitation effectiveness," stated Hansen.

FELL testing completed before and after rehabilitation is also able to provide a 'same-day' rehabilitation effectiveness reporting that has been successfully benchmarked with flow monitoring results that typically can take months or years to derive comparative changes in dry & wet weather flow reductions.

All pipes undergoing Electro Scan's machine-intelligent FELL testing is done in accordance with ASTM F2550 'Standard Practice for Locating Leaks in Sewer Pipes By Measuring the Variation of Electric Current Flow Through the Pipe Wall' and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Manual of Water Supply Practices M77 'Condition Assessment of Water Mains.'

"Municipal agencies have spent enormous sums of money buying CCTV camera equipment and contracting CCTV services that we now know is not well-suited to locate or quantify leaks. We have always known that CCTV missed a substantial portion of infiltration, but didn’t know that CCTV cameras missed 80-100% of leaks until technology like Electro Scan quantified and compared the results,” added Hansen.

A leading subject matter expert on condition assessment and former Chair, ASTM Subcommittee F36.20 Committee on Inspection and Renewal of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure, Hansen developed the nation’s first widely used CCTV coding system adopted by nearly 1,000 agencies. In 1989, the City of Houston used Hansen’s CCTV codes and companion software to inspect all 5,000 miles of sanitary sewer with data collected by 250 CCTV trucks. At the time his company was sold in 2007, Hansen customers were storing over 1 million CCTV reports that included nearly 7 million defects.

“We look forward to working with Innovyze to transition clients to use FELL data in InfoAsset Planner to significantly improve decision making for their limited capital resources,” stated Hansen.

ABOUT ELECTRO SCAN
Electro Scan Inc., a leading supplier of machine-intelligent pipeline assessment products and services for the water & wastewater pipeline market. In 2020, the company. was named to Government Technology’s esteemed GovTech 100 list for the second year in row. Electro Scan Inc. develops proprietary pipe condition assessment equipment, delivers field services, and offers cloud-based data processing and reporting applications that automatically locate, measure, and report defects typically not found using legacy inspection methods.

ABOUT INNOVYZE
With over 35 years of heritage, Innovyze is a global leader in building innovative, industry-leading software for the water industry. Innovyze serves a growing customer base in over 50 countries including the majority of the largest UK, North American and Asian-Pacific cities, the foremost utilities on all major continents, ENR top-rated design firms, environmental and engineering consultancies, and refining plants that require optimized water and wastewater system management.

Carissa Boudwin
Electro Scan Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire