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Addressing the Psychiatry Shortage

The Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Program graduated its first class in June 2018.

Now in its fifth year with 40 residents, the Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Program has helped to reduce wait times for adult psychiatry by over 50 percent.

In 2017, Pine Rest launched a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship that will help address the shortage of psychiatry for children and teens. Our Fellows are Emily Frederiksen, M.D., and Katie Kist, D.O.

Psychiatry Residency & Fellowship Programs

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Expanding Treatment Access with Telehealth Services

Pine Rest Telehealth Services had nearly 100 trained clinicians in the outpatient clinics at the end of June 2018. The goal is not to replace traditional in-person care, but rather to use this technology to enhance the services already provided, improve access, and improve patient outcomes.

Interview with Amy VanDenToorn, LMSW

Telehealth Services

Impacting Patient Care

Help patients receive direct access to affordable behavioral healthcare through a donation to the Patient Assistance Fund.

$1.4 million in assistance was provided to those with financial need during our last fiscal year.

Patient Assistance Fund

Dr. Eric Achtyes, Dr. Ray DePaulo and WZZM's Catherine Behrendt at the 2017 Depression Summit.Collaborating on Research

Pine Rest participates in research on depression, schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder, bioethics, epidemiology, inflammation, smoking cessation, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and platelet function, and have worked on projects involving pharmacogenomics, electroconvulsive therapy, new depression screening tools and psychotropic medications, biomarkers of depression, and the impact of forgiveness and spirituality on treatment outcomes.

Some of our recent research collaborations have included partnerships with Duke University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Mayo Clinic, McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate), Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburg, Van Andel Research Institute and Washington University Saint Louis.

First Depression Summit with MSU

On November 13-14, 2017, Pine Rest and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU) hosted their first Depression Summit in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to draw attention to the problem of depression and stimulate research. Together with MSU, Pine Rest is an associate member of the National Network of Depression Centers.

Learn More about Research at Pine Rest

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