Lindner Center of HOPE Welcomes

Heather A. Dlugosz, MD, FAPA, CEDS

Medical Director, Lindner Center of HOPE Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Program

Lindner Center of HOPE is pleased to announce that Heather Dlugosz has joined the Center in the role of Medical Director for the Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Dlugosz is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of patients with eating disorders and their psychiatric co-morbidities including mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Dlugosz received her bachelor’s degree from Albion College.  She earned her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed her adult psychiatric residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, now the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident. She is board certified in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).

Dr. Dlugosz returns to Lindner Center of HOPE after previously working as a staff psychiatrist and then associate medical director at Eating Recovery Center in Cincinnati, OH and as a contract psychiatrist at VERY-Virtual Eating Recovery for You which provides virtual comprehensive services for patients with eating disorders. She currently holds an academic position as Associate Professor of Clinical-GEO at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience where she helps to educate medical students and resident physicians in the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Dlugosz embraces a collaborative approach to the assessment and treatment of patients and her broad experience in a variety of settings is a solid foundation for providing the highest quality and compassionate care to patients at all levels of care.

The Center is excited about Dr. Dlugosz’s return and the leadership and expertise she will provide to the eating disorders treatment services.

Proceeds from the event will go towards Lindner Center of HOPE’s “Transforming HOPE” Capital Campaign

Lindner Center of HOPE hosted its signature fundraiser, Touchdown for HOPE on Sunday, February 11, 2024 in The Bally Sports Club at The Great American Ballpark. The event drew record sponsorship support and the largest attendance post pandemic. Sponsorships, donations, and ticket sales reached $225,000 and attendance was close to 240 people.

Employees, board members, and community supporters enjoyed the tailgate and watch party surrounded by big screen TVs, an unlimited Touchdown buffet, featuring Cincinnati food favorites, and other tasty treats.

Honorary Co-host John Jackson, a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League and a Cincinnati Bengal from 2000 to 2001, welcomed the group just before kick-off, and thanked the sponsors and fans for supporting the Center. Dr. Paul Crosby also addressed attendees, sharing his appreciation of the Touchdown committee, Mary Alexander, Brock Anderson, Chrissey Barrett Haslam, Greg Harmeyer, Graham Mercurio, Gary Mitchell, Terry Ohnmeis, Jennifer Pierson, Ryan Rybolt, Carl Satterwhite, Joel Stone, John Winch and David Wyler.

Special thanks to 2024 Team Captains, Scott Robertson, John Ryan and David Tasner.

Proceeds from Touchdown for HOPE will be applied to Lindner Center of HOPE’s “Transforming HOPE” Capital Campaign, enabling the Center to add more treatment units, expand wellness facilities and add clinical staff.

A generous list of sponsors made this event possible. Sponsors included:  Bonbright Distributors, Amy and Gary Mitchell, Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, John Winch Family Foundation, American Financial Group, Inc., RCF Group, US Private Wealth Management – U.S. Bank, Ellen & Jon Zipperstein, Joseph Auto Group, The Kate and Ted Emmerich Family Foundation, Myriad Genetics, PNC, Ryan Generational Capital Advisors, Sydney Warm and David Tasner, Tier 1 Performance Solutions, Chrissey Barrett Haslam, Cintech Construction, Millbridge Metals, Warm Construction, and Wagner & Bloch, LLC.

John Jackson, honorary co-host and former Cincinnati Bengal, welcomed the crowd at Touchdown for HOPE.
Touchdown for HOPE 2024 committee members: (l-r) Carl Satterwhite, Suzy Killin, Mary Alexander, Dr. Paul Crosby, John Ryan, Terry Ohnmeis, Scott Robertson, David Tasner and Graham Mercurio.
Tier 1 Performance attendees.
(l-r) Dr. Paul Crosby, Craig Lindner and Dr. Paul Keck
Dawn and Carl Satterwhite enjoying having a 360 degree photo taken.
Almost 240 attendees enjoyed the Touchdown for HOPE watch party.

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

Team Members discuss final event plans for their Big Watch Party, “Touchdown for HOPE,” – Lindner Center of HOPE’s signature fundraising event, hosted each year at the Great American Ballpark.

Pictured L-R: Terry Ohnmeis, David Tasner, Mary Alexander, Carl Satterwhite, John Winch, Gary Mitchell, Brock Anderson, John Ryan, Graham Mercurio Not pictured: Chrissey Barrett Haslam, Greg Harmeyer, Jennifer Pierson, Scott Robertson, Ryan Rybolt, Joel Stone, and David Wyler

Yesterday employees were treated to a delicious holiday lunch meal along with gathering gifts for the holiday outreach.

The program, part of the Child/Family Center at Lindner Center of HOPE, will meet adolescent individual needs through day treatment.

Lindner Center of HOPE opened an Adolescent Partial Hospitalization program as part of its Child/Family Center on January 8, 2024.  . The center has dedicated space on its campus for this offering as a less intensive intervention than inpatient hospitalization, for stable adolescents struggling with mental health concerns.

Adolescence is a stage of development full of transitions and wayfinding. Adolescence is also one of the most common time frames for initial onset of mental health concerns. Given these factors, a teen may struggle to manage home, school, and social activities without additional therapeutic support. The Child/Family Center at Lindner Center of HOPE offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adolescents (who do not meet the criteria for more intensive intervention of inpatient hospitalization) to receive day treatment, while living out their learned skills in the evenings and weekends at home.

The program is designed to help meet the individual needs of each participant through:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Intentional goal setting
  • Evidence-based psychotherapeutic experiences in a group setting
  • Personalized consultative evaluations and intervention potential
  • A psychiatric evaluation with optional medication management
  • Educational support
  • Progress reports for families and referrers
  • Aftercare assistance

Appropriate patients for the Adolescent PHP will be 12 to 18 (if still in high school) years of age with primary mental health concerns. Co-occurring presentations will be reviewed for appropriate fit. The standard length of the program is 10 business days with possible extension determined by the team based on individual needs and goals. Program hours are from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The entire treatment team will work with the adolescents and their families to provide tangible insights and skills to apply to daily life.

Coping skills can address:

  • A variety of mental health diagnoses
  • School concerns
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal interactions

For more information on the program contact:  513-536-0KID (0543).

Lindner Center of HOPE  provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science mental-health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for adults, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

 

Congratulations! The readers of Mason + Deerfield Lifestyle have nominated Lindner Center of HOPE for the 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards in our Medical + Wellness categories (#8 on the ballot linked below). Voting will end at 10pm on December 14th (1 vote per email address).

Please vote here or scan QR code on attached flyer:  https://bit.ly/MDL-ReadersChoice2023

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Lindner Center of HOPE was honored to be a finalist for the Mason Deerfield Chamber 2023 Gems of Excellence Awards Community Partner of the Year Award.  We congratulate the winners and are proud to be a part of this.

Mark your calendars for the Kroger Wellness Fest, taking place on September 22-23 at @The Banks Cincy! Dr. Paul Crosby, President and CEO of Lindner Center of HOPE, is excited to join a crucial discussion on youth mental health and the collaborative efforts needed to shape a brighter future.

Joining Dr. Crosby are Brandon Saho, the host of the Mental Game Podcast and a proud Lindner Center of HOPE patient, Stephanie Brittingham, Health/PE teacher at Mason Middle School, and Dr. Angela Scott, Staff Psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s.

For the full schedule and details, visit https://www.kroger.com/f/wellness-festival/schedule

 

 

Laura Nixon, CPA, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Lindner Center of HOPE has been selected as a finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2023 C-Suite Awards. The Courier’s C-Suite Awards Program honors C-level executives from companies across the greater Cincinnati region for their contribution and commitment to the community and their outstanding professional performance.

The finalists will be recognized and winners will be named on October 12th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at an event at Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel.

All finalists can be viewed at:  https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/event/169007/2023/csuite-awards

Paul R. Crosby, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, was selected as a member of the 2nd annual Ohio 500, a list of the most influential executives across the state, presented by Ohio Business Magazine. The Fall issue of Ohio Business Magazine will recognize awardees.