Community and Public Health Programs
Patient and Employee Services
The Midtown Center for Treatment and Research is an outpatient program that treats a wide range of patients with chemical dependency problems. The Medical Director is Ann B. Beeder, M.D., and the Administrative Director is Christopher Sturiano, Ph.D. The Center offers evaluation and referral services, detoxification, Suboxone treatment, group and individual counseling, psychiatric treatment, and programs for combat veterans with PTSD. Both the Midtown Center and the Vincent P. Dole Institute serve as a sites for the study of the prevention and treatment of dependency diseases, as well as outreach, evaluation, and treatment of patients with hepatitis C. (See Research section of this website.)
The Division runs the Employee Assistance Program Consortium (EAPC), directed by Patricia McDonald, D.S.W., which serves the approximately 20,000 employees of Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The program provides free and confidential evaluation, crisis intervention, and referrals for a wide range of problems affecting employees. The EAPC also offers free group sessions on such topics as parenting, caring for elderly parents, and dealing with stress.
The Vincent P. Dole Treatment and Research Institute is now part of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network. The program provides comprehensive and individualized methadone maintenance treatment; psychosocial, vocational, medical, and psychiatric services; and ongoing continuing educational programs for staff and patients.