Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
Brookhaven Retreat welcomed Jennifer Payne, M.D. and Lynn Swisher, Ph.D to their facility this week.
Dr. Payne is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and directs the Women’s Mood Disorders Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She specializes in the care and treatment of women with mood disorders particularly during and after pregnancy. Her research interests include genetics of depression and bipolar disorder, hormonal influences on mood and clinical trials of novel therapeutics in depression and bipolar disorder.
During her visit, she conducted a teaching session with staff where she reviewed a case, demonstrated interviewing techniques, and discussed how to develop a differential diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dr. Swisher is board certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. She is also a senior consultant for Stevens & Lee in Lancaster, PA. As a member of Brookhaven Retreat’s Professional Staff consulting team, Dr. Swisher specializes in performance improvement (PI), regulatory compliance and organizational management.
Dr. Swisher was in attendance for Brookhaven Retreat’s monthly PI meeting where previous assignments for improvement of the facility were reviewed for their outcomes. She also edited and designed a new policy and procedure, specifically in the area of incident reporting.
Monthly PI meetings are essential for the overall growth and stability of Brookhaven Retreat. The purpose of the PI meeting is to give a report about the previous month’s activities in all the different departments of Brookhaven. This is a way to ensure that they are in compliance with certain standards and it also provides Brookhaven Retreat staff with a record of progress towards each department’s goals.
About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.