Melissa Lyon Joins Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Board
By Space Coast Medicine & Active Living // July 24, 2014
Service Coordinator for New Vision
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Melissa Lyon, Service Coordinator of New Vision Service at Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge has joined the Community Advisory Board of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
Lyon will work with the Board to grow the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Healthy Living Expo and Health Insurance Expo, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto as part of Space Coast Medicine Week.
“I am proud to join the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Board and help this fine organization,” said Lyon.
New Vision is the only inpatient hospital medical stabilization service for drug and alcohol withdrawal in Brevard County. Lyon began with New Vision Service in June 2011 as Intake Coordinator and was promoted in December 2013 to Service Coordinator.
She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the on-site office, management of patient admissions and communication with Wuesthoff staff and administration.
Outside of the hospital, her duties include marketing and educating EAP professionals, pain management centers, physicians, medical staff, substance abuse treatment centers as well as different community agencies about the New Vision service at Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge.
New Vision’s service begins with a medically supervised hospital stay for the inpatient treatment phase, which is typically 3-5 days.
Upon admission, an initial assessment of the patient’s fundamental needs is completed. These assessments include medical history, physical, complete laboratory workup and a nursing assessment. Discharge planning will occur prior to leaving the hospital and the patient will be referred to appropriate community based treatment programs.
The goal is to blend education for all patients regarding chemical dependency with practical methodologies to prevent relapse.Prior to employment with New Vision, Lyon worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Brevard County, and a substance abuse counselor at Brevard Correctional Institution.
Lyon earned her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and her BS in Psychology and Sociology from Central Michigan University.