Psychiatric Hospital Archives
Nov. 13, 2023— by Matt Batcheldor A large group of Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses recently attended the 2023 National Magnet Conference, which took place in Chicago. VUMC nurses were featured in five podium presentations and eight poster presentations during the annual conference, which is organized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Participants included nurses from Vanderbilt...
Jul. 20, 2022—The American Nurses Credentialing Center will bring a team of appraisers to Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) from Aug. 22-24 as part of the Magnet fourth designation process.
Jul. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital has launched a new social work fellowship which will prepare master’s degree-level graduates for social work in the behavioral health field.
Nov. 17, 2021— by Emily Stembridge Troy Chisolm has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). As COO, Chisolm will lead a variety of initiatives and will support exceptional patient service, staff satisfaction, clinical quality outcomes, growth and volume management, and financial performance. “I am so excited to welcome Troy as the new...
Nov. 4, 2021—by Emily Stembridge For many people the practice of gardening represents growth, rebirth and change. When Susan Crawford, RN-BC, a nurse in Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s (VPH) Intensive Outpatient Programs, realized that these same ideas are also important in the practice of behavioral therapy, she envisioned an initiative to combine the two practices. Crawford’s initiative is...
Jul. 27, 2021—Mary Pawlikowski, MA, MEd, interim vice president and chief operating officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH), has been named as the hospital’s new president after having held the position of president on an interim basis since November 2020.
Apr. 29, 2021—For people with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders, finding integrated care that treats both conditions can be a difficult task. Vanderbilt Behavioral Health is seeking to simplify care for these patients through the co-occurring disorders intensive outpatient program (IOP).
Nov. 12, 2020—Mary Pawlikowski, MA, MEd, Chief Operating Officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been named interim president of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH), succeeding Jameson Norton, MBA, in the role he has held since 2016.
Oct. 22, 2020—Julie Stavas, RN, has found a way to marry two of her passions — psychiatric nursing and yoga — at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). About once every week, she leads trauma-informed yoga therapy to a group of five to 10 patients for 30 to 45 minutes.
Aug. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital has opened a new inpatient unit focused primarily on patients in the early stage of a psychotic disorder and on patients who need the most comprehensive diagnostic clarity and close monitoring.