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Facing the COVID Crisis

In early spring 2020, McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD, predicted that across the country, the COVID-19 medical surge would be closely followed by a second life-threatening surge—one focused on the need for urgent psychiatric care. By mid-May, the demand for psychiatric...

New Admissions Wing Fosters Collaboration and Encourages Healing

Patients with mental health emergencies often languish in emergency departments for hours and sometimes days. A scarcity of inpatient psychiatric beds across the country is a significant problem. With the opening of McLean’s new three-floor wing of the Admissions Building in 2016, this insufficient...

A Well-Traveled Career Path: Mental Health Specialist to Registered Nurse

Nicole Visaggio was a mental health specialist (MHS) at McLean for a year before she decided to become a nurse. She spent the next three years working full-time as an MHS while attending nursing school. Now a nurse manager, she is midway through a master’s degree in forensic nursing. After being an...

McLean Nurses Present Work During APNA Annual Conference

This past October, nursing representatives from McLean Hospital traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 31st Annual Conference. The APNA annual conferences are the largest gatherings of psychiatric mental health (PMH) nurses in the United States and are...

Expressions of Hope, Recovery, and Resilience Were Seen and Heard

Patients and their families, staff, and other members of the McLean community enjoyed original artwork and beautiful music at last week’s Expressions of Hope, Recovery, and Resilience Concert and Art Exhibit, sponsored by McLean’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. The celebration featured music...

Patient and Family Advisory Council Encourages Patient/Family-Centered Care

Her son’s last stay at McLean was a turning point: Barb Chandler credits the hospital with helping him get his life back on track. So when she saw a flyer looking for new members to join the hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, Chandler was intrigued. “I thought if a major hospital like...

Listening and Learning: Family Feedback Enhances Patient Care Experience

Listening is vital to any learning experience, and at McLean Hospital, it is vital to enhancing the patient care experience. The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), which launched two years ago, is an invaluable resource, providing feedback on quality of care, patient safety, patient and...

Fellowship Advances Master’s-Level Nurses Into Practice

In partnership with a private foundation, McLean is embarking on a pilot effort to enhance the clinical workforce in mental health by offering a one-year fellowship to an advanced practice nurse. The Nellie Blumenthal Fellowship is the nursing equivalent of a medical residency program: it gives a...

Student Nurses Benefit from McLean Experience

While first-year nursing student Laura Nelson will likely become a nurse practitioner specializing in adult gerontology, she will take the tools and knowledge from her psychiatry rotation at McLean with her, no matter where she lands in her career. “If you care for a patient’s medical needs, it’s...

Linda M. Flaherty, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Ms. Flaherty has spent her career as a psychiatric nurse, providing clinical care as well as serving in administrative roles. In her role as senior vice president for patient care, she is committed to providing an environment that supports our staff to partner with our patients and families to...