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April 5, 2018

Harrington Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Putnam Behavioral Health Office

LEFT TO RIGHT: Christina Beesley, Harrington Director of Recovery Services; Representative Danny Rovero; Katie Adams, Harrington Director of Mental Health; Greg Mirhej, Harrington Vice President of Behavioral Health; Harrington President and CEO Ed Moore; Harrington Board Chair Jay Detarando; Putnam Mayor Barney Seney; Putnam Business Association President Matt Desaulnier.

PUTNAM, CT, April 5, 2018 – About 30 people were in attendance on Thursday, April 5, as Harrington held an official ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Outpatient Behavioral Health office in Putnam.

Located at 17 Kennedy Drive, the building will offer lifespan behavioral health services, offering counseling and medication management for children, adolescents and adults.

“This is something we have been talking about for a few years,” Harrington President and CEO Ed Moore told the crowd. “We wanted to be sure we were able to identify a service the community needs, and we feel this is a critical need for the Connecticut market.”

Sentiments were shared by many of the individuals who attended the ceremony, including Representative Danny Rovero.

“This is such an important service; I can’t thank Harrington enough for opening this office,” he said.

Other speakers included Putnam Mayor Barney Seney, Harrington Vice President of Behavioral Health Services Greg Mirhej and Putnam Business Association President Matt Desaulnier.

The office began seeing patients this week and is accepting walk-in intake assessments Monday through Friday. Clinical staff includes mental health and recovery clinicians as well as child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Lowell Kallen, who spent the last three years as a child and family psychiatrist with Day Kimball Healthcare.

Patients interested in scheduling an appointment can call (860) 821-2985.


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