Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, N.J., a Barnabas Health facility, has hired Randi Hershkowitz, BSN, RN-BC, of West Orange, as program director of behavioral health services.
An RN certified in psychiatric and mental health, Hershkowitz will be an integral part of the hospitals multidisciplinary treatment teams and help develop strategies, interventions and support systems to best meet the unique needs of each patient, according to a news release.
Her wealth of knowledge in the field and past experiences will be an asset for Clara Maass and the patients we serve, Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, MSN, RN, the medical centers president and CEO, said in the release.
Hershkowitz has experience working in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings with a range of patients, including providing child/adolescent psychiatric care, managing psychiatric nursing departments and supervising staff.
Beore joining Clara Maass, Hershkowitz served as program director for psychiatry and behavioral health at Care Point Health at Christ Hospital, Jersey City, N.J., where she was responsible for all levels of programming and ensuring the program adhered to state regulations and other compliances for inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry clinic and affiliated emergency services. She also was responsible for multiple psychiatric grants.
Hershkowitz earned a BSN from the State University of New York at Binghamton.