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Published on November 27, 2007

James Herrera, M.D., Joins Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children as Medical Director

Rockville, MD - Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James Herrera as the new medical director for the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children. Dr. Herrera's appointment underscores the Center's commitment to meeting the behavioral health needs of the community by providing psychiatric consultation, research and training associated with the social-emotional development of infants and young children.

Dr. James Herrera joined the Center as the medical director responsible for managing and directing all programs, services and clinical staff. He brings to the Center advanced medical training and more than 10 years of health care experience. He earned a bachelor of arts in religion and psychology from the University of Virginia and later earned a medical degree from Howard University's College of Medicine. Dr. Herrera also serves as a child and adolescent psychiatry consultant to the Foundation School in Prince George's County. In this role, he provides diagnostic clarification, medication management consulting and psychotherapy for the student population.

"I am thrilled that Dr. Herrera has joined our team of high-caliber early childhood behavioral health professionals at the Reginald S. Lourie Center," said Tracye Polson, Executive Director, Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children. "His psychiatric expertise, particularly as it relates to women and young children, will be reflected in the programs and services offered to families and patients in the community."

The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. Reginald S. Lourie and his colleagues. In 2006, the Center was acquired by Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Services, which include Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health.

"Dr. Herrera is the most recent example of Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Services' ongoing efforts to strengthen its clinical expertise in every facet of its behavioral health care," said Sako Maki, leader of Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Services and President of Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health. "The addition of Dr. Herrera at the Reginald S. Lourie Center and the previously announced additions of Drs. Manjula Borge and Justin Wade at Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health's Eastern Shore location underscore our commitment to deliver the highest standards of behavioral health care to the communities we serve."

About the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children

The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. Reginald S. Lourie and his colleagues. The organization evolved from a six-year clinical research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This project demonstrated the value of early identification and intervention to enable children to reach their full potential, developmentally and emotionally. In 2006, the Center was acquired by Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Services, which include Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health. Based in Rockville, Maryland the Reginald S. Lourie Center specializes in the assessment, treatment and prevention of emotional, behavioral and developmental problems in infants and young children.

About Adventist HealthCare's Behavioral Services

Adventist HealthCare's Behavioral Services include Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health, Washington Adventist Hospital's Behavioral Health Unit and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children. One of the largest providers of mental health services in Maryland, Adventist HealthCare's Behavioral Services offer a broad range of programs and treatment options for children, adolescents and seniors including acute behavioral care, outpatient chemical dependency programs, residential treatment, education programs and community-based services. Adventist HealthCare's Behavioral Services employ more than 900 people at its locations in Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties and the Eastern Shore.

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