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Colleen Ryan, MD, is the Medical Director of the Boston Children's Hospital Inpatient Psychiatry Service (IPS). Dr. Ryan is the senior child and adolescent psychiatrist on the unit. She is involved in monitoring all aspects of the IPS program.
Your child will be assigned a treatment team on the unit. Each team has one social worker, a psychiatry resident or fellow, psychiatry attending, and a variety of nurses and other clinicians who all help with different parts of your child's treatment.
Members of each treatment team meet daily to review your child's progress, behavioral changes, medical and nutritional needs, contacts with outpatient providers and discharge planning. Because there are so many different people involved in your child's care, it is important to know what role each person plays. Below is an explanation of the staff and providers' different roles:
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