SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – Aminadav Zakai, MD has been named Medical Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at Harrington HealthCare System (HHS).
Dr. Zakai is Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his medical training at the Technion Medical School in Haifa, Israel. He completed his residency training at Brown University, followed by postdoctoral training in psychological trauma at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Providence, RI, and the Harvard Psychological Trauma Program at the Erich Lindemann Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Prior to joining the Harrington HealthCare team Dr. Zakai was Chief of Psychiatry at High Point Hospital in Middleboro an an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Brown University, where he participated in multiple research projects at the VA with a focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
During his 25-year career Dr. Zakai has held variety of other positions including medical director of a busy outpatient program in the Providence VA; chief psychiatrist for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, focusing on the treatment of inmates with gender identity disorder and suicide prevention; medical director of Arbour HRI Hospital in Brookline and Arbour Fuller Hospital, in South Attleboro; medical director for the Cape and the Islands in the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH); and medical director for Taunton State Hospital.
“Dr. Zakai brings a high level of experience and a broad range of knowledge to our behavioral health services at Harrington. We are proud to have him as part of our behavioral health leadership team and we are confident that he will play an integral role in our continued efforts to provide innovative and comprehensive behavioral health care to the communities we serve,” said Harrington HealthCare Vice President of Behavioral Health Services Gregory Mirhej.
Harrington HealthCare’s Behavioral Health services include adult, child and family mental health outpatient services, addiction recovery outpatient and inpatient care, partial hospitalization program and psychiatric emergency services. Behavioral Health services are available in Southbridge, Charlton, Webster and Dudley, Massachusetts and in Putnam, Connecticut. To learn more, visit harringtonhospital.org/behavioral.
About Harrington HealthCare System
Harrington HealthCare System is a comprehensive regional healthcare system serving more than 25 communities across south central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. The system includes Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Harrington HealthCare at Webster and three additional major medical office buildings: Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, Harrington HealthCare at 169, also in Charlton, and Harrington HealthCare at Spencer; Harrington Physician Services, our primary care and multi-specialty physician group; UrgentCare Express at Harrington in Charlton and Oxford; The Cancer Center at Harrington in Southbridge, and the region’s largest Behavioral Health programs for mental health and substance use. www.harringtonhospital.org