Brandywine Hospital Celebrates Opening of
Eating Disorders Program
Program brings renowned experts and specialized treatment
to Chester County
|Michael Pertschuk, MD and Bryan Burklow, CEO, surrounded by staff from the new unit, cut the ribbon marking the opening of the new program.
(Coatesville, PA, August 23, 2010)—Brandywine Hospital celebrated the opening of its new Eating Disorders Program with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 23. The program is the first of its kind in Chester County and the Philadelphia region to treat all aspects of eating disorders, with the advantage of direct access to the resources of a full-service hospital.
“We are excited to get this program underway. Starting today we can offer patients and their families from Chester County and the entire region access to trusted expertise and specialized services for eating disorders,” says Bryan Burklow, chief executive officer, Brandywine Hospital.
Under the leadership of highly regarded eating disorders expert Michael Pertschuk, MD, the Eating Disorders Program at Brandywine Hospital will provide consultation, assessment and round-the-clock care. The program will address the medical, physical, and psychological problems of individuals 14 years of age and older suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. It will be located in a new, spacious 16-bed unit in the Behavioral Health Pavilion surrounded by beautiful outdoor gardens and attached to the hospital by an enclosed walkway.
Dr. Pertschuk, who has been listed in Best Doctors in America and Philadelphia’s Top Docs, has over two decades of experience in the treatment of eating disorders. His treatment team--including program director, Janet Graves, RN, master’s and doctorate level therapists, and specialized nurses—have worked together for a number of years with many having 10 to 15 years of eating disorders experience. Brandywine patients will have the benefits of a highly skilled, effectively integrated group of seasoned professionals with all the amenities of a new facility.