Ami Westwood Lodge Hospital

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Ami Westwood Lodge Hospital
Ami Westwood Lodge Hospital is listed in the Hospitals, Clinics & Medical Centers category in Westwood, Massachusetts. Displayed below is the only current social network for Ami Westwood Lodge Hospital which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Ami Westwood Lodge Hospital on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 35.

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45 Clapboardtree St
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 551-9183
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NEW CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER AT WESTWOOD LODGE AND LOWELL TREATMENT CENTER Satya Montgomery, PhD, LICSW, has been appointed Chief Clinical Officer. “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic, dedicated and talented team at Westwood Lodge and Lowell Treatment Center,” said Dr. Montgomery. “I am looking forward to strengthening our programs by creating a trauma-informed culture with evidence-based treatment that achieves exceptional outcomes.” Before joining Westwood Lodge, Dr. Montgomery served as the Vice President of Children and Youth Services at Lahey Health Behavioral Services in Danvers. Prior to that, she served as Clinic Director at Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) in Worcester and Community Service Agency Program Director at Bay State Community Services in Quincy. From 2004 to 2005 Montgomery served on the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and was a member of the Immigrant/Refugee Domestic Violence Committee. Dr. Montgomery earned a BA from Manhattanville College, a Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration at Fordham School of Social Services in New York, and received her Ph.D. from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

JANUARY IS MENTAL WELLNESS MONTH To mark Mental Wellness Month we offer a reminder that each of us can work on maintaining our mental health by following these generally accepted basics: Practice a healthy lifestyle --- Stay physically and mentally healthy with activities, routine exercise, enough sleep and proper diet. Express yourself --- Express your emotions and communicate your needs. Listen and be respectful and receptive to the feelings and needs of others. Build your self-esteem --- Keep a positive attitude about yourself, focusing on your strengths, and avoid negativity. Socialize --- Spend time with people and avoid isolating yourself. Maintain healthy relationships that are marked by mutual trust, respect and support. Seek and accept help --- When you, someone close to you, or a medical professional notices that you are struggling with a behavioral issue or mental illness, try to access or accept help as soon as possible. Maintaining mental wellness, like physical wellness, requires that we seek treatment when we become ill.

UHS VP OF NURSING PRESENTS WORKSHOPS Westwood Lodge recently hosted Valerie Devereaux, DNP, MSN, RN, and Vice President of Nursing at Universal Health Services, who presented workshops on, Psychiatric Nursing as a Chosen Specialty: What You May Not Know and A Changing Landscape, the Nursing Workforce, 2016: An Environmental Scan. Ms. Devereaux talked about the need for more psychiatric nurses and additional training for all nurses to be able to recognize behavioral health disorders in any setting. She said that mental health patients often suffer from concurrent medical conditions and that the majority of individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses and substance use disorders seek help outside of specialty behavioral health. She added that although “psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders, afflict a majority of people who receive nursing care in the U.S., only a small percent actually receive treatment for the disorder.” This requires she says, “A renewed focus on psychiatric, mental health and substance use disorders in professional nursing education to address current needs.” Attendees included area nurses, home care nurses, supervisors, social workers, and mental health staff.

WESTWOOD LODGE NURSE PRACTITIONER RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION Westwood Lodge announced that Komal Kenkare, PMHNP-BC, was selected by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to receive the Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award for the state of Massachusetts. The Nurse Practitioner Award for Excellence is given annually to just one individual in each state who has demonstrated excellence in NP clinical practice. Kenkare is a Nurse Practitioner at the Westwood Lodge Partial Hospitalization Program, where she coordinates medication management for adult patients who have psychiatric and co-occurring addiction disorders. Kenkare collaborates with outpatient providers to set up community resources for her patients including sobriety meetings and visiting nurse appointments to help facilitate a positive transition back into the community. The AANP nomination highlighted Kenkare’s mentorship of her peers, pre-professional health students, and Mental Health Specialists around opportunities within the field of nursing, calling her a “positive role model” who “leads by example with her notably strong patient care capabilities.” “I’m very thankful and honored to receive such a prestigious award so early in my career,” said Kenkare. “I am excited for the possibilities that come with this recognition and hope to one day work on developing legislation to help transform mental health care throughout Massachusetts.”

A SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM A DUAL DIAGNOSIS PATIENT This is a note received from one of our former dual diagnosis patients in the Partial Hospitalization Program. A patient has a “dual diagnosis” when they come to us with both a mental illness and drug addiction and/or alcoholism, so it is especially rewarding to hear these comments about their experience with us. “The staff at the Dual Diagnosis Program is second to none. All staff members go above and beyond for each patient and it shows that they genuinely care. I had hands down the most caring and compassionate psychiatric nurse I have ever encountered. Additionally, the case managers are extremely compassionate and knowledgeable in what they do. This program has saved my life more than once and I will forever be grateful to the amazing staff members here.”