SERV Centers named ‘Outstanding Provider’ of mental health services

SERV Centers of New Jersey, a division of SERV Behavioral Health System, recently was selected to receive the “Princeton Tiger Award:   Outstanding Provider of the Year” by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA). 

This is a tremendous honor, as SERV is being recognized for providing outstanding clinical care, successfully launching ground breaking innovative programs, providing a supportive work environment for employees, and for steadfastly providing leadership in the behavioral health community.  

“My sincere thanks to Chief Operating Officer Pauline Simms and each team member for the hard work they do every day to make SERV so successful,” said Regina Widdows, SERV President/CEO, when the announcement was made by NJAMHAA. 

The Outstanding Provider of the Year award will be presented during NJAMHAA’s “Top of Their League: Courage and Compassion Awards and Networking Reception” on April 15 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton.

SERV to receive SAMHSA grant for community clinic program

SERV Centers of New Jersey, a division of SERV Behavioral Health System, will receive a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement a CCBHC program, Partners in Wellness, in Passaic County.

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SERV receives award for excellence in psychiatric rehabilitation

SERV Centers of New Jersey recently received the 2018 Mohammad Shafiq Award from the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association during NJPRA’s 38th Fall Conference.

This prestigious award, recognizing SERV’s excellence in the practice and provision of psychiatric rehabilitation services in New Jersey, was presented to SERV President/CEO Regina Widdows by NJPRA Board President Anthony Lucibello on Nov. 15 at The Pines Manor in Edison.

SERV Centers of New Jersey is a division of SERV Behavioral Health System and under the leadership of Chief Operating Officer Pauline Simms.

The Shafiq Award was presented before hundreds of individuals from mental health agencies within the state of New Jersey. In accepting the award, Ms. Widdows said, “Pauline Simms and I share this award with all of our dedicated team members in SERV’s 11-county region whose unwavering commitment to mental health makes us so proud.”

group awardSERV President/CEO Regina Widdows, center left, and SERV Centers Chief Operating Officer Pauline Simms, center right, hold the Mohammad Shafiq Award. SERV staff and board members were in attendance during the presentation of the NJPRA award.

Award nominations were based on many criteria, including a commitment to evidence-based and best psychiatric rehabilitation practices and services that incorporate the principles of person-centered recovery, such as hope, dignity, and empowerment.

Bikers raise funds during Poker Run

The Young Professionals Group for SERV could not have asked for a more perfect weather day for their inaugural fundraising Poker Run at Cross Country Cycle in Metuchen on Sept. 15.  

There were 40 registered motorcycle riders for the Poker Run, which included a 50-mile ride through Somerset and Middlesex counties, a Poker Run T-shirt, a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, and a silent auction.

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