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Mar 13, 2016

Brian Duffy, RN, Wins Spirit of Franciscan Award

Brian Duffy, RN, nurse manager for the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program, was recently presented the Spirit of Franciscan Award, which honors an outstanding member of the hospital staff each year, according to Ralph J....

Mar 2, 2016

Philanthropy Supports New Wing for Expanded Patient Care

Announced to the public on October 23, The Campaign for McLean Hospital has seen a $10 million increase since the fall and as of March 1 has reached $95.7 million toward its $100 million goal. One of the most recent campaign priorities to come to...

Feb 23, 2016

McLean Announces Completion of New Patient Wing

The recent completion of a 31-bed addition to McLean’s Admissions Building has significantly increased capacity and will help the hospital better meet the needs of patients and their families. The new wing provides expanded space for the...

Feb 21, 2016

7th Annual McLean Research Day Draws More than 200 Participants

More than 200 researchers and clinicians attended the seventh annual McLean Research Day on January 20 to learn about the latest scientific investigations and discoveries being made across the hospital. Details of new research projects were...

Feb 11, 2016

Faces in the Crowd—99 of Them

In viewing the 99 Faces Project—a diverse collection of portraits featuring people impacted by mental illness—it’s indistinguishable as to who are on the schizophrenia spectrum, who are on the bipolar spectrum, and who are the ones...

Jan 18, 2016

Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), a complex mental illness often characterized by unstable moods, behaviors, and relationships, has historically been viewed by clinicians as untreatable. An April 2015 article in The New York Times referred to...

Jan 18, 2016

Improving Lives Through Innovative Translational Research

Scientists at McLean Hospital are gaining more insight into the causes of mental illness, neuropsychiatric disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders by using cutting-edge approaches and technology to manipulate pathways and circuits in the brains...

Jan 18, 2016

Mental Health Superheroes Reach Thousands

Eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness, which often leads to prejudice and discrimination from society, family members, friends, and employers, is a cornerstone of McLean’s mission. The hospital’s recent social media...

Jan 15, 2016

Sustainable Compassion Meditation

Last year I wrote an article for the McLean nursing newsletter about traveling to India and my journey with global health nursing. This year I am writing about another journey; an inner journey. A journey of burnout and creating resilience which has...

Jan 15, 2016

A Case of Pulmonary Embolism

My name is Katherine Athens and I am a nurse in the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinic. It was a busy Friday in the clinic in March, a year ago. We were preparing to treat over 50 patients that day. Our practice had been expanding over the years...

Nov 2, 2015

McLean Hospital Launches $100M Campaign

At McLean’s 2015 Annual Dinner in October, the Hospital publicly announced its $100 million Campaign for McLean Hospital. The largest and most ambitious in the Hospital’s history, this campaign is a comprehensive effort that will advance...

Nov 2, 2015

Governor Baker Recognizes Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy

Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker issued a special citation recognizing Patrick J. Kennedy, recipient of the 2015 McLean Award. Kennedy received the award, the hospital’s highest honor, for the profound impact he has had on mental health...

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