Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Strengthens Clinical Expertise at Eastern Shore Location - Adventist HealthCare

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Media Contact: Clarencia J. Stephen

Published on October 29, 2007

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health Strengthens its Clinical Expertise by Adding Two New Psychiatrists to its Eastern Shore Location

Eastern Shore, MD - Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health, part of Adventist HealthCare's Behavioral Services, is pleased to announce the additions of Drs. Manjula Borge and Justin Wade to the clinical team at its facility on the Eastern Shore. Their additions to the organization reflect a commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical care to the mentally ill at Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health's Eastern Shore facility.

Dr. Manjula Borge joined the Eastern Shore's acute and residential treatment units as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. In this role, she directs the behavioral care and treatment of children and adolescents. Prior to joining Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health, Dr. Borge completed a child and adolescent fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor's of science from the University of Maryland in medical and research technology. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies, and completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following her residency, she worked as a psychiatrist conducting emergency room consultations and inpatient care at Saint Elizabeth and Med Central in Ohio.

Dr. Justin Wade recently joined Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health's Eastern Shore facility as the medical director overseeing all psychiatric services, including the acute treatment unit and the residential treatment center. He has extensive experienced in implementing the sanctuary model - a collaborative, patient-centered model of psychiatric care - which is an area of focus for the Eastern Shore facility. Additionally, he is experienced in the treatment of psychotic disorders as well as developmentally disabled children. Dr. Wade holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Grinnell College and a medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed general and child psychiatry residency programs at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Prior to joining Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health at the Eastern Shore, he served as a psychiatrist for Cascadia Behavioral Health and Salem Memorial Hospital in Oregon.

"Drs. Borge and Wade bring a wealth of innovative behavioral health expertise to our facility," said Marie McBee, Chief Operating Officer of Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health at the Eastern Shore. "Both possess a genuine passion for meeting the needs of the mentally ill and delivering quality care, which is consistent with our mission as a faith-based organization. We look forward to their contributions to our Eastern Shore facility."

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health acquired the Eastern Shore site in 2006. The facility offers acute services, residential treatment programs and special education programs through the Ridge School of the Eastern Shore.

"As one of only a few providers of mental health care on the Eastern Shore, Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health is committed to doing everything possible to meet the needs of the community," said Sako Maki, leader of Adventist HealthCare's Behavioral Services and President of Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health. "Bolstering our clinical team with the additions of Drs. Borge and Wade represents critical steps forward in achieving our vision to deliver world-class mental health care at our Eastern Shore facility and at other Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health locations throughout the region."

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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