Each resident will spend a month training with attending physicians in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Geriatric Medical-Psychiatry Program. They will work with patients within the psychiatry unit as well as assist with patient consultations on the hospital’s medical floors and at area nursing homes.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Geriatric Medical-Psychiatric Program is the oldest of its kind in the region and specializes in providing evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders in the geriatric population and patients with acute/chronic medical problems. Diagnoses include late-life depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, delirium and dementia-related behavioral disturbances. The Geriatric Medical-Psychiatric Programs offers both inpatient and outpatient services.
“We were flattered to be approached by Tufts Medical Center,” said David Harnett, MD, chairman of psychiatry at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “Tufts knew of our expertise and wide range of geriatric psychiatry services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and felt their residents could benefit from that experience. We are thrilled to have them with us.”
For more about the Geriatric Medical-Psychiatric Program at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, call 781-306-6160 or visit www.hallmarkhealth.org.
Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham, Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford, and Ell Pond Medical Associates. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.