Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Services

For those suffering from serious psychiatric illnesses, and especially those at risk of harming themselves or others, NuHealth’s three inpatient adult general psychiatry units at Nassau University Medical Center provide a safe, therapeutic haven. Here, a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals works with victims of psychiatric disorders such as:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Panic Disorders

We respect the privacy, comfort and individuality of our patients at all times, and try to provide a calming, positive healing environment. We also recognize that a patient is not defined solely by the psychiatric disorder he or she suffers. Every member of our professional staff is trained to recognize the genetic, biological and cultural influences on behavior, as well as psychosocial stressors that might have contributed to their patient’s voluntary or involuntary commitment, such as physical or emotional trauma, grief, and economic and interpersonal pressures.

Multi-Pronged Therapeutic Approach
Patients in NuHealth’s Adult Inpatient units at Nassau University Medical Center are offered a combination of individual and group psychotherapies to help meet their personal needs and address their particular psychological problems. We also encourage the involvement of family members, because family dynamics can play an important role in certain conditions, and can be an important factor in helping patients return home as soon as possible. In addition to pharmaceutical therapies, patients are offered an array of other services, which may include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing Care
  • Psychological Testing
  • Individual and Group Psychotherapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social Work Interventions

All services are provided by board-certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, certified social workers, certified recreational therapists, registered and licensed practical nurses, and patient-care assistants, all of whom are highly experienced at working with this challenging population. Working as a multidisciplinary team, the dedicated professionals in NuHealth’s Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Units at Nassau University Medical Center are saving lives, reducing human suffering and restoring balance to those battling severe psychiatric illness.

Clinical Staff
Constantine Ioannou, MD Vice-Chair for Clinical Services
Jacob Sperber, MD Vice-Chair for Education and Research
Mark Lerman, DO Director of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
Kenneth Spitalny, MD Director of Ambulatory Mental Health
Damir Huremovi, MD, MPP Director of Psychosomatic Medicine