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McLean Named America’s #1 Hospital for Psychiatry 2013-2014 by U.S. News & World Report

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is America's best hospital for psychiatric care, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “best hospitals” survey results released today. A complete list of the 2013 rankings is available online at usnews.com/besthospitals. “Today's announcement by U.S. News & World Report underscores the importance of...

Expanding the McLean Family: Renowned Investigator Chris Cowan Joins the McLean Basic Neuroscience Division

The McLean community grew a little larger when nationally recognized investigator Christopher Cowan, PhD, and his team from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School relocated to Belmont in 2012. “Chris Cowan and his research team have made important contributions to the local, national and international science community. We wanted to recruit a top-notch neuroscientist whose work is...

Bridging Distances: Patricia and James Poitras Fund McLean’s Novel Research Study with MIT

The distance between McLean Hospital and MIT is a mere eight miles, but that is vast in the world of scientific collaborations. Longtime McLean and MIT donors Pat and Jim Poitras decided to bridge the distance by supporting an innovative study bringing together the two research powerhouses to investigate the brain abnormalities at the root of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). “We wanted to...

Expanding the Focus: Initiative Sets the Foundation for Integrated Approach to Mental Health and Well-Being of Girls and Women

Over the last decade, research has underscored how gender is often one important determinant of risk, prevalence, presentation, course, and treatment of mental illnesses. This knowledge, coupled with McLean Hospital’s continued expansion of programs exclusively for girls and women, triggered Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, chief academic officer for McLean, Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and...

Leading Beyond McLean: Faculty Sit at the Helm of National Organizations

Thinking big is a common theme at McLean, with many faculty and staff serving as leaders of national and international psychiatric associations—from those that promote bench and translational research to those that emphasize clinical studies and advocate for patients and providers. For example, McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD, was recently elected president of the...

McLean to Recognize Actress Mariel Hemingway for Her Tireless Efforts to Reduce Stigma of Mental Illness

Mariel Hemingway, an internationally known actress, author, athlete, health and wellness expert and co-founder of The WillingWay Ranch, LLC, will help McLean Hospital celebrate its 200th birthday during a gala event this weekend. Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, will also receive the McLean Award—the hospital’s highest honor—for her commitment to serving as a champion of mental...

McLean Named One of America’s Best Hospitals

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has been named America’s top freestanding psychiatric hospital for the 22nd consecutive year, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “best hospitals” survey. McLean placed third among all psychiatric services nationwide. A complete list of the 2011 rankings is available online at usnews.com/besthospitals...

Two Hundred Years Later, McLean Reaffirms Its Commitment to Care

McLean and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) owe their existence to Rev. John Bartlett, who ran the Boston Almshouse. In 1810, he urged two prominent Boston physicians, Drs. John Collins Warren and James Jackson, to lobby the city’s wealthiest and most influential residents for the creation of a hospital for the sick, including a separate asylum for the mentally ill, according to the letter...

Actress Glenn Close and Family Earn the 2010 McLean Award

Award-winning actress Glenn Close, her sister Jessie Close and her nephew Calen Pick were the recipients of the prestigious McLean Award in 2010, honored for their educational and advocacy efforts surrounding psychiatric illness through their organization BringChange2Mind. The not-for-profit’s mission is to combat stigma and provide information and support for those living with psychiatric...

McLean Celebrates 200 Years; Reaffirms its Mission

With an historic charter renewal ceremony held at the State House on Friday, February 25, McLean Hospital, the first psychiatric hospital in New England and the third oldest in the country, celebrated its 200th birthday and reaffirmed its mission to improve the lives of individuals with psychiatric illness. The ceremony marked the exact day two centuries ago in 1811 that McLean and its partner...

Mission Possible: Buzz Aldrin Shares His ‘Magnificent Desolation’

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin may have made it to the moon, but his journey upon returning to Earth was, by his own account, an even greater challenge. When he returned from the Apollo mission in 1969, Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, struggled with both the exhilaration and overwhelming public notoriety of having reached the grandest goal of his career at age 39. He plunged into depression...

McLean Hospital to Recognize Actress Glenn Close and Family for National Mental Health Advocacy Campaign

McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, will present award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close, her sister Jessie Close and her nephew Calen Pick with the hospital’s highest honor, the McLean Award, for their work in reducing the stigma of mental illness through BringChange2Mind (BringChange2Mind.org). The award will be presented on Friday...

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