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McLean and Belmont High School Partnership Earn Major Award

A partnership between McLean Hospital and Belmont High School (BHS) to help address the social and emotional needs of students has earned state and national recognition. The Massachusetts Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Honor Society presented McLean and BHS with the Golden Torch Award in community service for...

Child Outpatient Services Moves to Cambridge

In April 2014, McLean opened the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services at the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge. “This move allowed McLean to expand outpatient capacity for young people, for which there is a growing need,” said Diane Bedell, LICSW, program director of the Clinical Evaluation Center and Ambulatory Services. “We were also able to add evidence–...

A Step Up: Updated Facilities, Streamlined Admissions Enhance Patient and Family Experience

In general hospitals across the country, the emergency room (ER) can be a frightening place for families with loved ones in psychiatric crisis. Patients are often distraught and family members distressed. Long waits for psychiatric beds in Massachusetts and beyond can compound this anxiety and fear. Thanks to the renovation and expansion of McLean’s Clinical Evaluation Center (CEC) and...