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2018 Annual Report CoverExpanding Access. Improving Outcomes.

2018 Annual Report

Our mission calls us to be always thinking about improving access to behavioral health services—making it easier for people to receive care that will alleviate their suffering.

Today that means providing better access to care through programs that are available in a timelier manner, in a more convenient location, and positioned for the best outcomes. Our breadth of talent and resources position us perfectly to contribute to research that can help establish new treatments and provide better outcomes to patients. We strive for not just access to services…but access for everyone to wellness and hope.

Jessica O'MaraAddressing the Psychiatry Shortage

First Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow Makes Pine Rest Her Home

Jessica O’Mara, DO, an alumnus of the first class of the Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency, is currently the first Pine Rest Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow and has accepted a position as geriatric psychiatrist on the older adult unit starting July 1, 2019.

Psychiatry Residency & Fellowship Programs

Telehealth Services

Reducing Readmissions to Inpatient Services

Research shows that having a check-in appointment within seven days of discharge from an inpatient stay better supports a patient’s transition and prevents the need for readmission. However, some patients find it difficult to make it to this appointment. In 2018, Pine Rest started a pilot project with Priority Health to conduct the follow-up via Telehealth Services technology.

Telehealth Services

Patient Care

Helping Teens Recover and Thrive

The Center for Psychiatric Residential Services creative D.R.I.V.E to Success program helps teens learn basic life skills and values that are foundational for success in the world.

“My vision to excellence plan is that in 10 years I’d like to have a house and a family. Sometimes people come along that won’t let you give up. I met a lot of those people here at Pine Rest.” -Joel, a former resident

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 Pittsburgh, Van Andel Research Institute and Washington University Saint Louis.

Learn More about Research at Pine Rest

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Cover of Fall 2019 FYI Foundation newsletter

“In a world brimming with challenges, Pine Rest has surfaced time and time again as an important touchstone to serve people.”