Psychiatric Hospital Archives
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.
Jan. 3, 2019—Adolescents who are struggling with intense emotional, behavioral and social difficulties may find an alternate care path to an inpatient stay through Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program.
Dec. 20, 2018—Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN, has returned as Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH) after nearly three years as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.
Mar. 29, 2018—Jonathan Becker, DO, the medical director overseeing Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) program, spends a fair amount of time explaining to patients what electroconvulsive therapy is not.
Mar. 30, 2017—Laura Jarosemich, MSN, R.N., is always teaching. It’s the role she had as a nurse educator, as an instructor at Nashville State Community College and now as a nurse at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH), both to patients and fellow nurses.
Feb. 16, 2017—Complications related to opioid abuse occur in 54,000 pregnancies annually in the United States, and Tennessee ranks among the top 10 states in the number of opioid-dependent pregnant women.