Vituity Becomes Endorsed Business Partner of Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and Hospital Association of Southern California

Published June 11, 2018

This partnership demonstrates Vituity’s commitment to improving patient care

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 11, 2018 – Vituity, a leading multi-specialty, physician-led and physician-owned partnership, is proud to announce that their telepsychiatry services have been chosen to be an endorsed business partner by organizations that represent Northern, Central, and Southern California Hospitals.

The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California (Hospital Council), recently joined forces and evaluated a number of potential service providers through a rigorous RFP and selection process. Vituity’s telepsychiatry leader, Herbert Harman, MD says “Vituity is honored to have received this endorsement. We believe this is a testament to the quality of our service and our psychiatrists. We are committed to continuing this good work across California with a mission to improve care for all patients with acute psychiatric symptoms. Additionally we will continue to strive to have a positive impact on hospital staff, peer support specialists, and families.”

This year, over four million Americans with behavioral health conditions—psychiatric, substance-related, or both—will enter an ED that cannot properly treat them. This gap in care, largely due to the shortage of psychiatrists, is causing widespread suffering, while undermining the economics of our EDs. Owned and led by acute care physicians, Vituity is responding to this crisis by introducing innovative solutions, one of which is telepsychiatry.

Vituity’s 24/7 on-demand telepsychiatry services are transforming treatment protocols and raising the standards of care for behavioral health patients. Staffed by psychiatrists who have expertise and passion for emergency and acute psychiatry Vituity provides appropriate, timely, and compassionate care designed to stabilize and treat behavioral health patients—while avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions, reducing care delays, and minimizing ED boarding.

Vituity’s leading expert in emergency psychiatry, Scott Zeller, MD describes our goal, “We want to empower EDs to take ownership of every patient who walks through that door—not just some of them. If behavioral health emergencies could be handled as effectively as physical ones, it would dramatically change the quality of care, and the economics of our EDs.”

To learn more about Vituity’s telepsychiatry services or their comprehensive solution that combines top behavioral health clinicians, formalized training, and proven systems of support please contact Sumter Armstrong, VP of Business Development ( or visit

Partnering to improve patient lives

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