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Clara Maass Medical Center Welcomes New Program Director of Behavioral Health Services

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • 4:26pm

BELLEVILLE, NJ -- Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, has announced Randi Hershkowitz, RN-BC, BSN, of West Orange, as program director of behavioral health services.

Clara Maass offers an extensive array of comprehensive, high-quality behavioral health programs to treat patients with acute psychiatric and behavioral disorders. A registered nurse certified in psychiatric and mental health, Hershkowitz will be an integral part of the hospital’s multidisciplinary treatment teams and will help carefully develop strategies, interventions and support systems to best meet the unique needs of each patient.

“Clara Maass Medical Center is excited to welcome Randi as the new program director for behavioral health services. Her wealth of knowledge in the field and past experiences will be an asset for Clara Maass and the patients we serve,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Clara Maass Medical Center.

Hershkowitz has experience working in a variety of behavioral health care settings with a range of patients, including providing child/adolescent psychiatric dare, managing psychiatric nursing departments, and supervising staff.

Prior to joining Clara Maass, Hershkowitz served as program director for psychiatry and behavioral health at care Point Health at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, where she was responsible for all levels of programming and ensuring the program adhered to state regulations and other compliances for inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry clinic, and affiliated emergency services. She also was responsible for multiple psychiatric grants.

Hershkowitz earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network provides a vast range of Integrated Behavioral Health Care and Medical Services, including Inpatient and Outpatient Services, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Partial Hospitalization, Geriatric Psychiatry, Intensive Outpatient Programs and Outpatient Counseling, with convenient locations throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network online at barnabashealth.org/behavioralhealth or call 1.800.300.0628. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org

 
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