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Media Contact: Clarencia J. Stephen

Published on August 20, 2015

Phyllis Heffner Joins Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services

Rockville, MD Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services (Behavioral Health & Wellness) today announced the addition of Phyllis Heffner, MD, to its medical team at the Rockville campus. Dr. Heffner serves as a child and adolescent psychiatrist for Behavioral Health & Wellness Services’ residential treatment center and therapeutic group homes.

Dr. Heffner brings more than 25 years of experience to her position, and is double board certified in general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Prior to joining Behavioral Health & Wellness Services, Dr. Heffner worked for several behavioral health organizations, including the Woodbourne Center, Brook Lane Health Services and Children’s National Medical Center.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Heffner to our medical team,” said Kevin Young, President of Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services. “I look forward to working closely with Dr. Heffner to help enhance the child and adolescent behavioral health services we provide.”

Dr. Heffner earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Franklin and Marshall College and a medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is also a member of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Maryland Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Maryland Psychiatric Society, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and American Psychiatric Association.

Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services is a comprehensive behavioral health provider with locations in Dorchester and Montgomery counties, including Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit and The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness. The organization offers a broad range of behavioral health programs and services for young children, adolescents, adults and senior adults including therapeutic nursery programs, acute inpatient care, outpatient/dual diagnosis chemical dependency programs, residential treatment, special education and community-based residential services. Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services is part of Rockville-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in Maryland.

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