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09/26/2008

South Nassau Names Director of Behavioral Health Services


South Nassau Communities Hospital recently named Charles Eisenberg, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services. Mr. Eisenberg joins South Nassau with more than 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in behavioral healthcare. "South Nassau provides a comprehensive behavioral health program that helps patients overcome the paralyzing distress caused by mental illnesses,” said Joshua Kugler, MD, Chief Medical Officer at South Nassau. “We are certain that under Charles’s leadership and vision, South Nassau will continue to provide and develop the behavioral services that meet the needs of the communities and patients we serve.”

South Nassau’s Behavioral Health Program provides a continuum of mental health services, which includes a 36 bed inpatient unit; an outpatient clinic, a partial hospitalization program; a substance abuse program; and SIBSPlace, a preventive program resource for children whose siblings are struggling with life-threatening illness. The programs are recognized by The Joint Commission, NYS Office of Mental Health, Nassau County Department of Mental Health and the Nassau County Department of Drug & Alcohol Addiction.

Prior to joining South Nassau, Mr. Eisenberg served four years as the director of the Behavioral Health Division of Park Avenue Medical Associates. His responsibilities included management of the in-patient Geriatric Psychiatry Department at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and overseeing a network of psychiatry programs in nursing homes located throughout the metropolitan area.

Mr. Eisenberg launched his career in 1988, when he established a private practice that he managed for 13 years. In addition to managing all aspects of the outpatient clinic, he developed and implemented innovative services such as a supervision program that utilized videotaped sessions and focused group discussions as well as internet-based psychotherapy consultations.

A specialist in existential psychoanalysis, Mr. Eisenberg graduated from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1983 and received his Master of Social Work in 1987 from Marywood College in Scranton, PA. Mr. Eisenberg is a resident of Long Beach, NY.



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