Rockford, IL — Rosecrance Health Network is proud to announce the appointment of Raymond E. Garcia, MD, as Medical Director for Rosecrance Treatment Center, Harrison Campus, in Rockford, IL.
Dr. Garcia is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Illinois Psychiatric Society. He is the attending psychiatrist at University Psychiatric Services and assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Prior to joining Rosecrance, he served as Medical Director at Singer Mental Health Center, Rockford.
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Garcia step into this position, which will expand his responsibilities within the Rosecrance organization. His experience will be invaluable in meeting the needs of the growing number of dually diagnosed patients who are seeking our services," stated Rosecrance President and Chief Executive Officer Philip W. Eaton.
In addition, Dr. Garcia is also the attending psychiatrist for Aspen Counseling and Consulting, an affiliate of Rosecrance Health Network. Aspen Counseling provides individual and family counseling, and intervention and EAP services. In addition, Aspen is the only provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of depression serving Northwest Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
Dr. Garcia has received numerous awards, including the Golden Apple Teaching Award and was recognized as a Distinguished Mentor of the Year in Psychiatry.His areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatry and co-occurring disorders. He has more than 16 years of experience in the field of psychiatry.
"I have known and worked with Dr. Garcia for over a decade through our faculty appointments at the University of Illinois. He is a well-respected and influential clinician in our mental health community and we are so pleased he has chosen to work with us to build and grow our programs at Rosecrance," stated Dr. Thomas Wright, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Services at Rosecrance.
As medical director for adult services, Dr. Garcia is responsible for overseeing medical and clinical procedures and processes, developing and carrying out admission and discharge processes, growing and improving medical and clinical procedures as evidence presents itself and consulting with clinical and medical staff on difficult cases.
"Rosecrance has seen much growth over the last 10 years in our efforts to offer lasting recovery to those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction and mental health issues, and we're not done yet," added Eaton. "Placing the right people in the right situation is one way to position Rosecrance for continued excellence in the future."