Sarpy County and Nebraska Medicine today agreed to explore ways to develop a partnership to improve mental health services in Sarpy County.
The Sarpy County Board approved the memorandum of understanding, which sets out the two organizations’ intent to explore a partnership to develop psychiatric emergency services at Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue.
“There’s clearly a critical need for psychiatric emergency services in Sarpy County and across the entire state,” Sarpy County Commissioner Don Kelly said. “Sarpy County isn’t willing to stand on the sidelines. We’re committed to pressing forward, and exploring a partnership with Nebraska Medicine is an important part of that process.”
The Sarpy County Mental Health Leadership Team and Nebraska Medicine began initial partnership discussions earlier this year. The memorandum of understanding approved today focuses future discussions on psychiatric emergency services.
Also at the meeting, the Board:
- accepted a $90,435 grant from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be used to cover a portion of the personnel costs for the Sarpy County Emergency Management Agency.
- approved a resolution prohibiting the use of engine breaking at several locations on Platteview Road, including at all Platteview Road intersections from 87th Street to Highway 50.