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Programs:

During your stay on the inpatient service, you will receive treatment from an interdisciplinary team of dedicated mental health care professionals. The team consists of an Attending Psychiatrist, Resident Physician, Psychiatric Nurse, Social Worker, Case Manager, Psychologist, Patient Care Associate, Occupational Therapist, and Nutritionist. As a primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, resident physicians as well as medical students regularly rotate on the clinical service and may play a role in your care. The attending psychiatrist serves as the team leader, assuming primary responsibility for each patient's medical and psychiatric care. In addition to coordinating care among the various disciplines of the treatment team, the attending psychiatrist directly supervises the activities of the psychiatric resident and medical student.

During your hospitalization, you will have daily morning meetings to formulate treatment goals and identify issues of concern with your treatment team. We place an emphasis on delivering individually appropriate care, and each patient is viewed as an integral part of one’s own treatment.

In addition to the core treatment team, other hospital staff may also be involved in your care. Given our location in the general hospital setting, we are fortunate to have access to expert consultation in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties.

Attending Psychiatrists
Nursing
Patient Care Associates
Psychologists
Case Managers
Social Workers
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapy
Dietary (Nutrition Services)
Chaplaincy

Attending Psychiatrists

Attending psychiatrists on the Inpatient Psychiatric Service are a group of physicians that are dedicated to excellence in clinical care, psychiatric teaching and research.

Lawrence Park, MD
Medical Director
Tel: (617) 724-9144; Fax: (617) 724-9155
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Medical School Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital 2000
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatric Consultation 2001, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Psychoanalytic Studies 2001
Board Certification: Psychiatry Clinical
Clinical Interests: Medical anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, somatic therapies

John David Matthews, MD
Director of Research and Training
Tel: (617) 724-9144; Fax: (617) 724-9155
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine 1976
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Psychiatry 1980
Fellowship: University of Michigan Hospitals, Psychiatry 1983
Board Certification: Psychiatry Clinical
Clinical Interests: Psychopharmacology of mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia, cognitive therapy of mood/anxiety disorders

Jeff Huffman, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Tel: (617) 724-2910; Fax: (617) 724-9155
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 1999
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, 2003
Fellowship: Consultation Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2004
Board Certification: Psychiatry Clinical
Clinical Interests: Psychiatry/cardiology interface, neuropsychiatry, medical student/resident education

Feyza Marouf, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Tel: (617) 643-6360; Fax: (617) 724-9155
Medical School: Stanford University, 2003
Residency: New York Presbyterian Cornell Payne Whitney, 2007
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Cornell Westchester Division, Geriatric Psychiatry, 2008
Board Certification: Psychiatry Clinical
Clinical Interests: Geriatric Psychiatry, Women's Health

Kaloyan Tanev, MD
Attending Psychiatrist
Tel: (617) 724-9144; Fax: (617) 724-9155
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1990
Residency: Brown University, 1998
Fellowship: Dartmouth Medical School Neuropsychiatry fellowship, 2003
Board Certification: ABPN General Psychaitry, UCNS Neuropsychiatry
Clinical Interests: Medical psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, hyponosis, family systems

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Nursing

Registered nurses play a central role in patient care. They participate in developing and implementing treatment plans, provide psychotherapeutic interventions in individual and group settings, assist in optimizing environmental and sensory issues, and provide disease management and medication teaching. Each patient will be assigned a primary nurse. The primary nurse plans, implements and evaluates a course of care from admission to discharge. Nursing staff will familiarize you with the unit environment, help to involve you in appropriate group and milieu treatments, assist in setting reasonable goals for hospitalization, and clarify your treatment plan.

The nursing leadership of the inpatient psychiatric service includes:

Robin Lipkis-Orlando RN,MS,CS, Nurse Manager
Christina Gulliver, RN,MS,CS, Psychiatric Clinial Nurse Specialist
Ingrid Beckles BS, Operations Coordinator

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Patient Care Associates

Patient Care Associates work under the supervision of a registered nurse and provide care to assist you with activities of daily living, and assist with managing the milieu.

Please see the Patient Care Services website for more information.

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Psychologists

The role of the psychologist on the inpatient psychiatric service is to perform neuropsychological testing, conduct short-term individual therapy, run psychology oriented groups, and provide psychological consultation to assist in treatment planning. The psychologists on the inpatient psychiatric service serve as an integral part of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program.

Please visit the Psychology Website for more information.

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Case Managers

The case manager is an experienced registered nurse who works collaboratively with the patient, family, patient care team and insurer to both facilitate the highest quality of patient care possible and coordinate a comprehensive discharge plan.

Case managers assess, plan, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate options and services required to meet the patient's health needs. At MGH, case managers are assigned to inpatient units, primary care physician practices, the Emergency Department and the Admitting Department.

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Social Workers

Social workers play a vital role for many patients on the inpatient psychiatry service. On the inpatient service, family participation and collaboration are viewed as important aspects of treatment. Social workers serve as a liaison between patient, treatment team and family. They are available to meet with family members and significant others to address their questions and concerns about hospitalization. They are available to facilitate family meetings, family communication and family therapy on the unit. They are a great resource for psychoeducation for family and friends of patients. In addition, they perform a role in substance abuse evaluations, mandatory reporting for children and elderly at risk, and assist in coordinating the disposition for patients upon discharge.

Please visit the Social Services web page for more information about the social services department.

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Occupational Therapists

The occupational therapist serves as a member of the treatment team and focuses on developing and restoring the skills needed to maintain successful participation in life roles after discharge. Through individual treatment sessions and an active group program, the occupational therapist assists patients in getting back to daily life roles such as self-care tasks, home management activities, vocational and educational activities, caring for others, leisure pursuits and community activities.

The group program consists of several types of groups.

  • Sensory-motor groups allow clients to use the senses to explore various ways to manage their behaviors and emotions both during their hospitalization as well as after discharge. Through movement, vision, hearing and relaxation, clients explore the mind-body connection for managing stress and intense emotions.

  • Expressive groups in collaboration with staff psychologists are a discussion and task oriented groups. These sessions help the client develop skills to identify physical, emotional and spiritual manifestations of stress, increase awareness of personal coping mechanisms and problem solve new strategies and behavior patterns to deal with stressful life situations.

  • Life-skills groups are designed to help clients develop the skills needed to manage every day life. Through discussion and activities, clients will explore topics such as time, money management, planning and organization, household management, balancing work, self-care and leisure responsibilities.
Individual sessions focus on the short-term goals established with the patient, further development of skills identified with the patient, as well as facilitating carryover of the concepts and skills discussed in the group format.

In combination with group and individual treatment in the milieu, a unit-based sensory room is available for patient use to help them further learn to improve their coping skills during stressful situations and to regulate and provide stimulation.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists are members of the healthcare team committed to providing care for those individuals admitted to the service. Physical therapists provide services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or illness.

For each individual identified as needing Physical Therapy services, the physical therapist will perform an examination in order to develop the most appropriate treatment to address the outcomes that are desired by the patient.

Examples of treatments may include: walking/biking program, strengthening exercises, or balance retraining. Beyond the needs of the individual while they are here in the hospital, the physical therapist is also involved in the promotion of health, wellness and fitness to prevent further decline in function. Please visit the Physical Therapy website for more information about the Physical Therapy Department.

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Dietary (Nutrition Services)

The clinical dietitian is a health care professional who specializes in medical nutrition therapy, the management of a variety of nutritional and metabolic disorders with the goal of improving overall health and wellness. The clinical dietitian works as an integral part of the treatment team for patients with both medical and psychiatric illnesses. Patients on the inpatient psychiatric service may present with a unique set of nutritional issues due to psychotropic medication side effects as well as complications of mental illness. Patients receive a thorough assessment of nutrition status and individualized treatment that focuses on resolving nutritional deficiencies as well as improving control of long-term issues such as diabetes and obesity. In addition, the clinical dietician works closely with patients suffering from eating disorders.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Nutrition and Food Services believes that good nutritional care is fundamental to health care and promotion of wellness. Please visit the Nutrition and Food Services web page for more information about the department.

Chaplaincy

At MGH, the Chaplaincy Department serves to meet the spiritual and religious needs of all patients. On Blake 11, we recognize that spiritual healing may be an important aspect of recovery from mental illness. Therefore, the chaplain is an integral part of the treatment team, participating in team rounds and available for one on one spiritual consultation for any patient. The Chaplain for Blake 11 is Rev. Angelika Zollfrank, BBC and Director of the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at the MGH. She responds to the spiritual needs of patients of all faiths and to those with no particular religious affiliation. Her role is to provide spiritual and emotional support during the time of hospitalization. She is also the liaison to a variety of spiritual resources in the Chaplaincy Department. The Chaplaincy Department's staff represents a wide variety of religious traditions, including Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Interfaith. The Chaplaincy Department will make every effort to meet any faith specific requests and sacramental needs.

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