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ANNUAL REPORT 2003

Dear Readers:

This report highlights the many ways McLean staff work together to improve the lives of those with psychiatric illness-through clinical care, research, and education, both on our grounds and in the community. This past year, to improve our services, we opened new clinical programs, such as the Klarman Eating Disorders Center and the Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. We had another record year in research, with advances in detecting the causes and developing the best treatments of psychiatric illnesses. We added new technology to our arsenal of research and diagnostic equipment, including a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanner, at our Brain Imaging Center. In a creative effort to attract much-needed professionals to the field of psychiatric nursing, we implemented a special program to retrain nurses from other branches of medicine.

Cohen/Feldstein

Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD and Kathleen F. Feldman, PhD

At the heart of all our work lie our patients, both current and future. They are the reason we constantly challenge ourselves to raise the standard of excellence. They are the reason we remain steadfast in our 193-year commitment to provide a broad spectrum of the highest quality care, to foster research on new prevention and treatment methods, and to train new generations of clinicians and investigators.

We take great pride in the achievements we have made over the past year, knowing that our hard work has benefited our patients, their families and the larger community. And we are grateful to the individuals, foundations and corporations that have supported this work. Together, we will push the boundaries of psychiatry with greater, bolder innovations. And with an eye to the future and the uncertainties it may bring, we will change and grow in ways that further distinguish McLean as the country’s leading psychiatric institution. Most important, we vow to always fulfill our fundamental mission of helping those with psychiatric illness reach their fullest potential.

 

Sincerely,

   
Kathleen F. Feldstein, PhD
Chairman of the Board
Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD
President and Psychiatrist in Chief