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Jul 25 2022
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Merrillville, IN — Local elected officials, health care providers, community leaders and more welcomed the inaugural class of psychiatric physicians to Regional Health Systems’ accredited psychiatry residency program with the IU School of Medicine. Nearly 100 individuals gathered at the Merrillville location of Regional Health Systems, a member of Regional Care Group, to welcome the residents.
The four new doctors, Sotirios Travlos, Dasia McClain, Manisha Byreddy and Cory Mahler, began their resident training program earlier this month.
“It is here—and with your support and warm welcoming—that we will not only train the next generation of psychiatrists to better care for our underserved communities, but we will also work, collectively, to encourage Northwest Indiana’s newest physicians to continue their careers here and help us close the disparities in access to psychiatric care in Northwest Indiana,” Regional Care Group CEO Bill Trowbridge said at the event.
This residency program is the first in Northern Indiana for psychiatry and the third for the IU School of Medicine.
“It’s super exciting for everybody,” said Brittany Miller, residency education coordinator at the IU School of Medicine and director of psychiatric education at Regional Health Systems. “A lot of the local hospitals and health organizations are on board — they’re excited to interact with the residents and teach a couple of didactic courses.”
Residents will complete rotations in all areas of psychiatry, including inpatient psychiatry, addictions, child and adolescent mental health care, primary care and more. This gives the next generation of psychiatrists an opportunity to develop integrated models of care while increasing access to psychiatric services within underserved communities.
Regional Health Systems
Regional Health Systems is Northwest Indiana’s largest provider of community-based mental health care, primary health care and addiction treatment services. We offer adults and children—both uninsured and insured—integrated care through our community mental health center and federally qualified health clinic. Regional Health Systems is a member of the Regional Care Group.
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