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Arlington School Graduation 2018: More Accomplishments Ahead

On June 8, 2018, faculty, staff, friends, families, and eleven departing high school seniors filled the McLean Hospital Chapel for the 53rd commencement of the Arlington School. “This is a day that I personally look forward to each year, and I am honored to be standing here looking out at all of you, knowing all the effort, courage, and care that has gone into getting to this day,” said Suzanne...

Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund Presents More Than $300,000 to 11 Local Autism Non-Profits

Teamsters Local 25 president Sean O’Brien recently presented more than $300,000 to local non-profits, including a $50,000 donation to McLean Hospital which will be used to continue groundbreaking autism research and support the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program at Franciscan Children’s Hospital, the only Massachusetts inpatient child psychiatric program with a sub-specialty...

Helping Those in the Line of Duty

The LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) program has grown substantially in volume and scope since it was launched in 2013 following the Boston Marathon bombing, according to McLean’s Chief Medical Officer Joseph Gold, MD, who oversees LEADER across multiple clinical divisions and levels of care. Gold noted that McLean developed the initial pilot for LEADER thanks to a...

Board of Visitors Convenes 2nd Annual Meeting

More than 70 members of the Board of Visitors gathered at McLean on May 7, 2015, for the group’s second annual event. The Board of Visitors, which has grown to include approximately 170 members from 14 states, Canada, and the Dominican Republic, was established to help McLean forge deeper connections with individuals who have an interest in mental health and McLean. Members are asked to learn...

Q & A: Joseph Gold, MD, Chief of the Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was launched in 2012 through the generosity of the Simches family. The hospital’s chief medical officer, Joseph Gold, MD, heads up the division and we sat down with him recently to get an update on its activities. Horizons: What have been the division’s greatest accomplishments?Dr. Gold: Our team has made state-of-the-art...

LEADER Program: Helping First Responders and Military From Across the US

First responders are always quick to assist others, but are among the last to seek help themselves. In 2014, McLean Hospital launched a program with the goal of changing that trend. Following the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon and the subsequent manhunt that turned the city from a bustling metropolis to a battlefield, McLean Hospital recognized an overwhelming need for mental health...

McLean LEADER Provides Specialized Care for First Responders

McLean Hospital is proud to be the home of McLean LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder), a program providing specialized mental health and addictions services for police, active-duty military, and other first responders. This population endures unique on-duty and personal stresses and often faces many obstacles in seeking expert help. In the aftermath of the 2013 Boston...

Building for the Future

With the hustle and bustle of day-to-day clinical work and treatment taking place, few patients and visitors pay close attention to the details that Andrew Healy, director of McLean Hospital’s Facilities Department, toiled over for months while a hospital program was being constructed. Ensuring that every detail is attended to in order to make McLean programs comfortable, aesthetically pleasing...

Expanded Services Enhance Care: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division Creates Opportunities For Deeper Collaboration

Twelve years ago, when McLean recognized an increasing demand for integrated and specialized psychiatric care for young people, the hospital and the leadership of its child and adolescent services jumped into action and began expanding programs to meet the needs of the community. As a result, today, these services are among the hospital’s most utilized, and in 2011, in keeping with McLean’s...