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Spring Harbor Hospital Receives $1 Million Gift to Establish Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Glickman Family Center(February 14, 2007) The Spring Harbor Hospital Board of Trustees has announced the establishment of the Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor Hospital .   Made possible through a $1 million gift from Judith and Albert Glickman of Cape Elizabeth, the Center includes the hospital’s first endowed medical chair and an annual youth psychiatry symposium.

The donation is the largest ever received by Spring Harbor.  It furthers the hospital’s commitment to deliver the most supportive, innovative mental health services to children and families in Maine.

The gift establishes an endowed chair for the newly named Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor Hospital .  The chair will guide the development of what is already the most comprehensive array of treatment, physician-training , and research programs in youth psychiatry north of Boston.  The position also will provide leadership to the nation’s most promising research in preventing the onset of serious mental illness in youth at risk of schizophrenia (the Portland Identification and Early Referral Program); Maine’s only inpatient treatment program for youth with both developmental disorders and mental illness; and the state’s only gender-specific hospital services for young people with mental illness and co-occurring (psychiatric and substance) disorders .

The Glickman family’s donation to Spring Harbor also establishes an annual lecture series named for Girard E. Robinson, MD , who is the chief of psychiatry at both Spring Harbor and Maine Medical Center.  The Girard E. Robinson, MD, Symposium will be the region’s most authoritative on the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry, drawing top professionals from both the Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor Hospital and other national centers of excellence in youth psychiatry.

The gift not only recognizes the work of Dr. Robinson and Spring Harbor, but it is also consistent with the family’s longstanding interest in the fields of medicine and mental health.  Mr. Glickman is former chairman of the board of governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and has been active on nonprofit boards and in philanthropic endeavors throughout Maine for many years. 

Dr. Robinson says he believes the gift will “foster the growth of Spring Harbor’s youth treatment services while simultaneously establishing an enduring legacy that will make the Glickman name synonymous with psychiatric excellence in Northern New England.”

Spring Harbor CEO Dennis P. King calls the Glickman family’s contribution “an incredible vote of support for our vision of improving the mental health of youth throughout Maine and beyond.  We are blessed and grateful to have the confidence and friendship of the Glickmans.  Their generosity spells wonderful things for the future of psychiatric care, research, and physician-training here in Maine and throughout the nation.”

The $1 million gift to Spring Harbor was made from the Albert Brenner Glickman Family Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.  The fund has benefited the Glickman family’s Maine-based philanthropic activities for many years. 

With several outpatient sites in Portland and a newly constructed treatment center off Exit 46 of the Maine Turnpike, Spring Harbor is southern Maine’s preferred nonprofit provider of youth psychiatric treatment, serving thousands of children and their families from across the region each year.  Youth mental health programs include some that can be found nowhere else in Maine and very rarely elsewhere in Northern New England:

For more information: Michelle Zichella, Director of Communications & Development, 207-761-2314

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