The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place Appoints Dr. Shane Rau to Medical Leadership Team and Joins Fight to Advance Patient Care in Virginia’s Behavioral Health System

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The Pavilion’s position as a major provider of inpatient psychiatric services for the Commonwealth will better serve the behavioral health needs of the region with Dr. Rau’s appointment.

The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place, a Virginia-based psychiatric hospital, has announced the hire of Dr. Shane Rau as Acute Unit Psychiatrist. The Pavilion’s position as a major provider of inpatient psychiatric services for the Commonwealth will better serve the behavioral health needs of the region with Dr. Rau’s appointment.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rau to our Medical Team” said Dr. Dhilion, Medical Director for The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place. “His unique blend of experience in community- based patient care and academic research brings strengths in treatment quality as well as novel applications of recovery models.”

Rau received his Ph.D in Physiology and attended the Medical School at the University of Kentucky before being selected for a Psychiatric internship at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. He continued his residency with UVA and after serving as Chief Resident for Psychiatry, Dr. Rau joined UNC- Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry as Clinical Assistant Professor and the North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center as Clinical Director. Dr. Rau began to apply his skills in community mental health as the Director of Medical Education for UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and most recently became the Associate Medical Director of UNC Step Community Clinic.

About the Pavilion at Williamsburg Place
The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place is a 57-bed, 33,500 square foot psychiatric hospital primarily serving residents 18 years and over state-wide who require acute short term stabilization for mental health issues. The Pavilion also features a 22-bed Geriatric Unit designed to best serve an older adult population with acute psychiatric needs. The Pavilion is accessible to individuals, providers, and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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