I joined Netsmart before it was Netsmart! In 2004, I was hired as Director of Marketing Communications at CMHC Systems, the Ohio-based company that developed the CMHC/MIS CareRecord. A year later, that company was acquired by Creative Socio-Medics (the developer of Avatar), and Netsmart was born.
In August, members of Learning Services and the myEvolv team visited the Glore Psychiatric Museum in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Most of us had never heard of the place, and we were surprised to learn it was only an hour away from Netsmart’s Overland Park office. The museum has been in existence since the late 1960’s, and its purpose is to show the rocky evolution of mental health care; as George Glore said, “We really can’t have a good appreciation of the strides we’ve made if we don’t look at the atrocities of the past.”