Tag Archives: Behavioral Health

US Surgeon General: Asking for help with the opioid epidemic

  Submitted by Vivek H. Murthy, MD, United States Surgeon General   I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I … Continue reading

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American Day Treatment Center and Center for Addictive Disease get a new name

American Day Treatment Center and the Center for Addictive Disease are being renamed Mirmont Outpatient Center with locations in Exton, Broomall, and a site adjacent to Mirmont Treatment Center in Lima.   The Mirmont Outpatient Centers behavioral health sites currently … Continue reading

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BMH Psychiatric Unit to be totally tobacco-free

  Submitted by Michael Hammonds, Director, Acute Behavioral Health   Effective January 4, 2016, Bryn Mawr Hospital Psychiatric Unit will join the rest of Main Line Health as a tobacco- and smoke-free environment.   The use of smoking materials or … Continue reading

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5 primary care practices embed social workers

  By Patrick Dowling, director, MLH Outpatient Behavioral Health Services   As of August 3, five Main Line Health-affiliated primary care practices are being staffed with licensed clinical social workers.   The MLH social workers are adept at screening for … Continue reading

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October Spotlight – Behavioral Health

  Submitted by Tom Cain, President, Mirmont/Behavioral Health Services   For many years behavioral health services within the Main Line Health System have been viewed as ancillary at best.  It wasn’t until a patient showed up at the ED with … Continue reading

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October Spotlight – Behavioral Health: Mirmont Treatment Center addressing psychological trauma

  By John Halloran, Mirmont Treatment Center   While many people think of combat casualties or of Medevac transport if they hear the word trauma, there is another dimension of trauma that is chiefly psychological in nature.   Whenever someone … Continue reading

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October Spotlight – Behavioral Health: Exercise as a treatment for depression

  Submitted by Stephen Mechanick, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry   I often “prescribe” exercise as a treatment for depression.  Evidence that exercise is an effective treatment has been around since at least the late 1990’s.  Studies indicate that exercise … Continue reading

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October Spotlight – Behavioral Health: Women’s Emotional Wellness Center

After a review of Pennsylvania licensure requirements, the MLH Quality and Patient Safety Committee in May approved “Licensed Clinical Social Worker” as a new class in the MLH Specified Health Professionals (SHP) Staff category. As a result, Women’s Emotional Wellness … Continue reading

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Electroconvulsive Therapy to be offered at Bryn Mawr Hospital

Submitted by Marc Burock, MD, Bryn Mawr Hospital Psychiatric Unit   For adults with treatment resistant depression, or acute symptoms of other specific psychiatric disorders, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) will be a treatment option, inpatient or outpatient at Bryn Mawr Hospital … Continue reading

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BMH Behavioral Health medical staff changes

Submitted by Marc Burock, MD, Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, Bryn Mawr Hospital   The department of Behavioral Health at Bryn Mawr Hospital wishes to announce medical staff changes.   For the past 8 years, Dr. Linda Ryan has developed and … Continue reading

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