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New Hospital for Treatment of Eating Disorders Opens in Atlanta
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced the opening of its new hospital in Atlanta. The hospital provides multidisciplinary care for children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 21 impacted by eating disorders, and it is the first of its kind in Georgia and surrounding states. Services will benefit many of the 30 million Americans who suffer from eating disorders.
Voices of Veritas: Dr. Preeti Matkins
Our Voices of Veritas blog series will highlight our staff by sharing their personal and professional journeys in this specialty field to build honest, insightful conversation around eating disorders. Our first interview is with Dr. Preeti Matkins, the Executive Director of the Veritas Collaborative Charlotte treatment center.
Laurea Glusman McAllister, Has Earned the Credential of Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
We are delighted to announce that Veritas Collaborative’s Laurea Glusman McAllister, MSW, MDiv, LCSW, has been credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).
Dr. Jonathan Levy Joins Veritas Collaborative as Medical Director in Atlanta
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Dr. Jonathan Levy has joined the organization as medical director of its Atlanta clinic.
The Collaborative Kitchen: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
The changing seasons often trigger a myriad of emotions in individuals with eating disorders. These emotions can range from excitement, anticipation, and joy, to fear, worry, and dread. Many of these emotions revolve around the seasonal variety of foods that are served during the fall and winter holidays. Holiday foods can often be “fear foods” or “trigger foods” for patients with eating disorders. In addition, many holidays are centered around social eating.
Dr. Preeti Matkins Joins Veritas Collaborative To Lead Expansion to Charlotte
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Dr. Preeti Matkins has joined its team as the organization prepares to expand to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jim Standish Joins Veritas Collaborative as Chief Financial Officer
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Jim Standish has joined its executive team as chief financial officer.
Recovery: The Journey to Uninhibited Joy
For persons recovering from an eating disorder, it can feel unsettling and sometimes impossible to stay in one place. There is a certain restlessness and inquietude that often accompanies an eating disorder – a desire to escape or run away from the discomfort you may feel within your own body.
The Collaborative Kitchen: Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagna
Normalizing eating behaviors is one of the main goals during eating disorder treatment and recovery, and a process that is particularly challenging. Individuals with eating disorders often have elevated anxiety and describe extreme beliefs about the potential consequences of eating.
A Changing Tide for Males with Eating Disorders
It can be mighty frustrating to be a male with an eating disorder. On top of battling a life-threatening illness, you’re faced with limitations in treatment options, stereotypes from the general public, and a lack of understanding that males suffer from eating disorders, too.
Dr. Anna Tanner and Dr. Carrie Poline named ‘Top Doctors’ by Atlanta Magazine
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Dr. Anna Tanner and Dr. Carrie Poline have been named ‘Top Doctors’ by Atlanta Magazine.
A Very Fond Farewell
Chase Bannister will bid a loving farewell to Veritas Collaborative in June of 2017. He departs to form a consultancy practice, positioned to effect meaningful change across the field of eating disorders and to catalyze advancement in the broader health & mental healthcare landscape.
You’re More Than A Number (Even in College)
Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder or someone simply entering college for the first time, the first year of university life can be a scary and stressful experience.
Veritas Collaborative Names Cindy Skocik Chief Operating Officer
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced the appointment of Cindy Skocik as Chief Operating Officer.
“Cindy has been an integral member of our executive team for the past several years,” stated Stacie McEntyre, founder, president, and CEO of Veritas Collaborative. “Her transition into the COO role will not only help build the infrastructure we need to reach operational maturity, but also ensure that we continue to provide premier care as we expand to new locations.”
Atlanta Native Opens City’s First Outpatient Medical Center for Eating Disorders
Atlanta native and Veritas Collaborative CEO, Stacie McEntyre, and her team have opened the city’s first outpatient medical center for eating disorders.
McEntyre began her career in Atlanta as a social worker treating patients with eating disorders over 25 years ago.
“I’m proud to bring Veritas’ services to my hometown,” said McEntyre. “We seek to meet a critical need in Atlanta by providing specialty medical services for those suffering from eating disorders.”
The Collaborative Kitchen: Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
With the new year in full swing, we are bombarded with post-holiday diet talk and “new year, new you” messages that inevitably encourage New Year resolutions centered on outward transformation. We see this trend year after year, yet, research suggests that 95% of diets fail (note: diets fail, not you). In addition, for individuals in recovery from an eating disorder, these messages can be triggering and can quickly interrupt hopes for freedom from disordered eating.
Veritas Collaborative Hires Dr. Anna Tanner on Brink of Opening New Center in Atlanta
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, has hired Dr. Anna Tanner on the brink of opening a new center in Atlanta.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Anna Tanner to our team,” said Stacie McEntyre, founder, president, and CEO of Veritas Collaborative. “I believe her center acumen and robust leadership skills will be extremely valuable to Veritas as we continue to grow and provide premier care in Atlanta.”
Dr. Joe Crozier Joins Veritas Collaborative
Dr. Joe Crozier has joined Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, as medical director of The Adult Program in North Carolina.
“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Crozier to our team,” said Stacie McEntyre, founder, president, and CEO of Veritas Collaborative. “His unique training in both medicine and psychology will be extremely valuable to Veritas as we continue to provide best-practice care for our patients.”
Congress Passes First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation After Push from Veritas Collaborative Leadership
Congress today passed the first-ever eating disorders legislation after a push from Veritas Collaborative leadership and federal advocacy organization, Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy, and Action.
South Carolina Community Raises Awareness: Chase Bannister Featured on WIS-TV
Chase Bannister, Co-Founder of Veritas Collaborative, shares the critical need for education and awareness about eating disorders in an interview with WIS-TV.