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Butler Hospital Charity Golf Tournament
Butler Hospital is pleased to announce that the Cavanagh Family and Blish & Cavanagh, LLP are co-sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit Butler on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Shelter Harbor Golf Club. Details  
 
Butler Hospital's First Endowed Chair for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Investing in the future of understanding and treating neurodegenerative disorders, Butler Hospital announces the creation of its first endowed chair honoring the work of Stanley M. Aronson, MD. Details  
 
Butler and Rhode Island Hospitals to Test 'Brain Pacemaker' for Alzheimer's
After showing promise in early phase trials, Butler Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital are now conducting a large study of deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer's disease.  
 
Care New England/The Providence Center Affiliation
With the goal of enhancing the delivery of behavioral health care in the region, Care New England and The Providence Center have entered into an affiliation agreement that will integrate and strengthen behavioral health services across community-based and hospital-based systems of care. Read more  
 
ECT Study Results
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57 Care New England Physicians Named to Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Read more  
 
57 Care New England Physicians Named to Best Doctors List
Fifty-seven physicians in the Care New England Health System (CNE) – including Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infant Hospital – have made the Best Doctors in America list (www.bestdoctors.com) for 2013, placing them among the top five percent of doctors in the country. Read more  
 
Study Finds Faults in Proposed DSM-5 Diagnosis
A much anticipated addition to the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM-5) is questionable. According to findings from a Butler Hospital research study on attenuated psychosis syndrome (APS), including APS in the DSM-5 would be cause for concern. Details  
 
Two NHL Players Shed Light on Brain Injury and Mental Illness in Athletes
Tickets are now on sale for the Tom and the Lion luncheon event on September 27, 2012. Come learn about two NHL players who shed light on traumatic brain injury and mental illness in athletes. Read more  
 
New Research: TMS Effective for Treating Depression in Clinical Practice
In one of the first studies to look at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in real-world clinical practice settings, Butler Hospital researchers confirm TMS is an effective treatment for depression symptoms that are not relieved with antidepressants. Read more  
 
New Research: Childhood Adversity Causes Genetic Changes
Many studies have shown an association between extreme stress during childhood and an increased risk of psychiatric illness in adulthood. New research at Butler has uncovered the genetic alteration at the root of this association. Read more  
 
Butler Hospital Presents 2011 Clare Sullivan, RN Award for Leadership in Compassionate Care
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Butler Presents Robert J. Westlake, MD Award for Physician Excellence
Butler Hospital awards Steven A. Rasmussen, MD, with the 2011 Robert J. Westlake, MD Award for Physician Excellence. Details  
 
Butler Hospital Presents 2011 Employee of the Year Award at Annual Meeting
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Butler Hospital Invites the Public to Ask the Experts About OCD and Hoarding
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Tom and the Lion Event Raises 160K for Charitable Care
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Butler Hospital Offers Confidential, Online Screening as Part of National Depression Screening Day on October 6
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New Weekend Program at Butler Hospital Wants to Help Teens to be SAAFER
Butler Hospital has introduced a weekend program for adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems. The Substance Abuse Adolescent and Family Education Recovery (SAAFER) Program offers teens and families a range of therapy and educational interventions. Details  
 
Six Butler Hospital Physicians Named to U.S. News and World Report’s List of Top Doctors in the United States
Butler Physicians Named to U.S. News List of Top Doctors Six physicians at Butler Hospital have been named to the U. S. News & World Report’s list of top doctors in the United States Details  
 
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing new device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing a new synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression. Details  
 
Newly Approved, Non-invasive Treatment for Depression Available at Butler Hospital
Butler Hospital one of first sites in U. S. testing a new synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) device that delivers magnetic energy synched to the brain’s alpha waves to treat depression. Details  
 
Effects Witnessing Violence has on Children Focus of Butler Hospital/Family Service of RI Professional Education Program
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Butler Hospital Annual Report Goes Online
 "We are excited to be able to share and celebrate Butler Hospital's 2010 accomplishments with the community in a format that is not only environmentally-friendly, but also more creative and engaging," said Patti Melaragno, director of Marketing and Public Affairs. Details  
 
Project HOPE Aimed at Helping People with OCD Excel
Butler Hospital's Project HOPE research study is actively recruiting patients with OCD. The study tests the effectiveness of a 12-week exercise program versus a health and wellness education program in helping people manage their OCD symptoms. Read more  
 
OCD--What It Is, What Causes It, and How It Is Treated--is the Topic of Free Public Education Program
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Research suggests childhood adversity may lead to unhealthy stress response
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Butler Hospital launches initiative to speed the advancement of brain science research
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Butler Hospital Adds Healing Arts Dimension to Patient Care
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Mental Health, Addictions and Child Policy Groups Sponsor Candidate Forum for Rhode Island’s 1st and 2nd Congressional Seats
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Aging Baby Boomers Are Topic of Free Education Programs at Butler Hospital
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Butler Hospital Invites the Public to ‘Ask the Experts’ About Parkinson’s Disease
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AAAS Presentation: Deep brain stimulation helps severe OCD, but pioneer advises caution, compassion
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Parkinson’s Disease And Movement Disorders Expert To Be Interviewed Live on WPRO Radio Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 PM
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Butler Hospital Co-sponsors Nothing to Hide Photo Exhibit in RI
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Butler Hospital’s Vice President of Patient Care Services Named Nurse Leader of the Year by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association
Butler Hospital’s Vice President of Patient Care Services, Linda Damon, RN, MSN, MHCA, has been named Nurse Leader of the Year by the the Rhode Island State Nurses Association. Details  
 
Expert on Mindsight and the Cultivation of Wellness to Present at Butler Hospital
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Care New England Web Sites Transitioning to New Platform
While the CNE web sites are transitioning to a new platform, website visitors may experience errors or not be able to view certain pages. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect our sites to be fully operational within several days. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a user-friendly and comprehensive online health care resource. Details  
 
Care New England Addresses Community Need for Psychiatric Services With Consult Program
Butler Hospital now offers Outpatient Psychiatric Consultation Services to all referring physicians in the area in need of a patient psychiatric consult. Read more  
 
Butler Hospital Establishes Foundation to Support Mission
The Butler Hospital Board of Trustees has recently approved the formation of the Butler Hospital Foundation to further the mission of the hospital. Read more  
 
Butler Celebrates Brain Awareness Week
What tells a newborn to draw its first breath? What tells your heart to beat? What makes us feel happiness, sadness, confusion? Find out during National Brain Awareness Week and learn how Butler Hospital is advancing brain health. Details  
 
Important Treatment for Depression Receives Medicare Coverage
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an FDA approved treatment for depression that Butler Hospital began offering in 2008, is now covered by Medicare. Read more  
 
Butler Begins Building New Patient Care Center
Butler Hospital begins building the new Patient Care Center, which will bring greater access to care, more jobs, and a stronger, healthier community. Read more  
 
Butler Hospital Awards Jeff Sparr With the Corporation Member of the Year Award
 Butler Hospital has honored Jeff Sparr, Rhode Island entrepreneur and co-founder of Peace Love Studios, with the Corporation Member of the Year Award at the hospital's second annual Corporation Member Breakfast on May 3, 2012.  Details  
 
Butler Hospital Appoints New Medical Director
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A Healthy Mind Facebook Community
There's a new online community on Facebook called A Healthy Mind! Sponsored by Butler Hospital, A Healthy Mind kicks-off its page with a video featuring Butler Hospital staff sharing what helps them to have a healthy mind. Learn more about the many benefits of joining and as we move forward together to promote wellness—body, mind and spirit. Details  
 
RIIL Hockey “Healthy Mind” Awareness
 
Butler Hospital Dedicates New Patient Care Center
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