Archive for April 2009

Fast Joins Prairie View Staff as Medical Director

Newton, Kan. – Gary Fast, M.D., will serve as Prairie View’s medical director, effective May 1. Fast comes with seventeen years of mental healthcare experience in three states, including more than six years as medical director of the adolescent and dual diagnosis units at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid, Okla. He comes to Prairie…

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Prairie View Hires New Crisis Team Member

Newton, Kan. – Sara Puckett, LMLP-T, recently joined the Prairie View staff as a crisis team member. “I am looking forward to meeting and making new networks with people at Prairie View and other affiliated facilities,” Puckett said. “Not only that, I am also excited about helping all of the clients I will eventually see,…

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Prairie View Expands Older Adult Inpatient Services, Updates Rooms

Newton, Kan. – Fifty-five years after opening its doors to treat the behavioral and mental health needs of the surrounding population, Prairie View continues to meet the demand for services. Most recently, its inpatient unit – the longest-standing private psychiatric hospital in the state – responded to changing demographics by converting to all private rooms…

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Prairie View CEO to Speak at Grace Hill Mennonite Church

Newton, Kan. – Jessie Kaye, president and CEO of Prairie View, will give the morning message at Grace Hill Mennonite Church during its 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, April 19. Her message, titled “The Least of These,” is based on Matthew 25:31-46 and addresses the role of the faith community in ministering to those in…

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Pearson Joins Prairie View Staff

Newton, Kan. – Prairie View is proud to announce the addition of Rachel Pearson, LMFT, to its staff. Pearson will provide individual, couples and family therapy to address sexual functioning, sexual and relationship issues, gender identity issues and trauma and sexual abuse. She will also provide psychoeducational presentations on sexual anatomy and physiology. She will…

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McLain Certified as Autism Specialist

Newton, Kan. – Nicole McLain, LMLP, of Prairie View received certification from the state of Kansas as an autism specialist to assist autistic individuals and their families. “Being certified as an autism specialist allows me to provide therapeutic services in the homes of families who have a child or individual with an autism spectrum disorder,”…

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Prairie View Adventure Course Offers Fun, Valuable Skills

Newton, Kan. – Friends, big equipment to climb all over, life lessons, and fun. The adventure course at Prairie View is like that. A sort of big-kids playground. But one that comes with lessons. It offers valuable personal and relational skills, such as leadership development and improved communication. “It’s a different setting than what [people]…

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