ABERDEEN — The behavioral health program located at Grays Harbor Community Hospital’s East Campus was newly dedicated Sept. 19 to R. Bruce Worth, M.D. after 30 years as medical director of the facility.
Originally opened in February of 1983 as the care unit at St. Joseph Hospital, this chemical dependency program offers group therapy sessions, one-on-one sessions with therapists, psychologists, and nursing staff as well as support programs
for families and others affected by alcoholism.
Worth has overseen this unit as medical director since its opening in 1983. His interest in assisting those struggling with addiction grew when he learned of his own sister’s announcement to their family that she was an alcoholic. What he once considered a temporary assignment turned into something more. He has remained medical director at HarborCrest through the present day.
The R. Bruce Worth, M.D. Chemical Dependency Treatment Center at HarborCrest has a team of professionals dedicated to assisting with life changes that support long-term sobriety and a drug-free lifestyle.
The program and its team have been nationally recognized as an excellent treatment option for those seeking help for their chemical dependencies. In 2012, Professional Research Consultants awarded HarborCrest Behavioral Health with the honor of “top performer” for overall quality of care of an inpatient behavioral health unit.