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Centerstone’s Lynna Hollis, MD, Chosen for 2009 Psychiatric Leadership Development Program

Tennessee psychiatrist is one of ten doctors selected nationally for program to train and mentor psychiatric leaders


Lynna HollisNashville, Tenn.
—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, announced today that Lynna Hollis, MD, has been chosen by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) to participate in the 2009 Psychiatric Leadership Development Program. The Psychiatric Leadership Development Program is an executive development and mentoring program designed for medical directors in community behavioral health organizations. Hollis is one of only 10 psychiatrists nationwide selected to participate in the year-long program.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Hollis has been selected by the National Council to participate in this year’s Psychiatric Leadership Program. This honor is a tribute to her dedication as a psychiatrist at Centerstone and demonstrates the positive impact her work has made on patients’ lives,” said Karen Rhea, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Centerstone. “This program presents a great opportunity for Dr. Hollis to share her experiences and discuss best practices with other psychiatric leaders from across the nation. The knowledge shared as part of this program over the next 12 months will assist in improving psychiatric treatment and services for patients here in Tennessee and across the nation.”

The Psychiatric Leadership Development Program provides one year of training and mentoring to help psychiatric leaders improve their clinical practices and recruit and retain psychiatrists. The program focuses on the development of leadership and business skills for participants, such as human resource development, financial management, strategic planning, conflict resolution, and developing strategic alliances. The program gives medical directors an opportunity to discuss and engage in designing, implementing, and improving innovative treatment and support services.

Hollis is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the Regional Medical Authority for Centerstone’s Davidson County clinics. She graduated from David Lipscomb College, now Lipscomb University, and attended the James Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Hollis completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is board certified in psychiatry and has been a key psychiatrist for children and adolescents throughout the organization. She joined Centerstone in June 2000.

The Leadership Program is a partnership of the National Council and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Community Psychiatry as well as the School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Business of Medicine program. It also benefits from the guidance of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, and is supported by theSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 888-291-4357.

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