Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania announced today it is offering acute intensive, inpatient and partial day treatment programs for adults with major psychiatric illnesses. The hospital will operate within the downtown campus of St. Joseph Medical Center and will offer services for adults suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders. There will be 28 inpatient acute and partial care beds at the new facility.
"We're proud to be operating our hospital within the downtown campus of St. Joseph Medical Center," said Mark A. Putnam, MD, medical director at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania. "Both hospitals are committed to the community by ensuring the safe and professional care of patients with mental health needs in Berks County."
Haven will continue its tradition of treating the "whole" person by addressing their psychiatric, physical, and emotional needs while including the people that are most important in the patient's life – family, friends and agency support staff.
"Patients have had to travel to Philadelphia for care in the past," adds Dr. Putnam. "There was an overwhelming need for psychiatric care in this region. It's important for patients and families who need to heal to have direct support of the community in which they live."
Dr. Mark Putnam has a long-standing history in Berks County. Since 1994, he served as medical director for the department of psychiatry at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa. Dr. Putnam received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1988. He completed his adult psychiatric training at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and his child psychiatric fellowship at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. He is board-certified in adult, child/adolescent and administrative psychiatry.
"For many years, I have been committed to bringing quality psychiatric care and skilled clinicians to Berks County," said Dr. Putnam. "I'm honored to be able to continue my commitment to this community at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania."