St. Joseph opens eating-disorder clinic


December 07, 1996

St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson opened a new Center for Eating Disorders yesterday. Its director is Dr. Harry Brandt, who has run a similar program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore since 1989.

The new program is housed in the psychiatry department, which has undergone $2 million in renovations and construction. Brandt also will head that department.

The center will have seven beds for inpatients, who are expected to stay an average of 10 days each, according to Dr. Steve Crawford, associate director. It will also provide an intensive outpatient treatment program, in which patients spend 12 hours a day at the facility and eat all three meals there.

John S. Prout, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph, said the addition of Brandt to the staff would give "instant credibility" to the new center and to the psychiatry department, and should help generate referrals to the new program.

Mercy's eating-disorders clinic continues under medical director

Dr. Thomas Oglesby, who founded the program in 1985, and clinical director Dr. Stanley Weinstein, said Dan Collins, a Mercy spokesman.

Pub Date: 12/07/96

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