Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that the organization has moved its Durham child and adolescent hospital to a new, bigger facility in Durham and will open an adult hospital in the coming weeks.
Leah Graves Joins Veritas Collaborative as Senior Director of Nutrition Services
Leah Graves has joined Veritas Collaborative as Senior Director of Nutrition Services. With over 30 years of experience in the provision of eating disorders care, Graves is highly respected for her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, center supervision, and research.
Pennsylvania Community Raises Awareness: Chase Bannister Featured on WBRE-TV
Chase Bannister, Co-Founder of Veritas Collaborative, shares his insight into the need for education and awareness about eating disorders in an interview with WBRE-TV.
We March Because
Join us for the second annual M.O.M. March in Washington D.C. We’ll be marching alongside mothers, families, and other advocates for improved eating disorder training for medical professionals, better insurance coverage for patients, and more funding for eating disorder research. Eating disorders are treatable, but access to care is gravely inadequate.
A Call to Action: Join Veritas Collaborative in Supporting The Anna Westin Act
Eating disorder advocates around the nation are more energized now than ever before because The Anna Westin Act of 2015 is the first eating disorders legislation to receive bipartisan support at introduction in the past decade.
“Anna’s Law,” named in memory of 21-year-old Anna Westin from Minnesota, was introduced by United States Congressman Ted Deutch and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen during the Eating Disorders Coalition National Lobby Day, May 13th 2015, at a congressional staff briefing.
#BeRealBeYou with Veritas Collaborative
Veritas Collaborative will be promoting media literacy at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, NC with a free photobooth and fun props where you can come and #BeRealBeYou!
Historic March at U.S. Capitol for Eating Disorder Advocacy
Last Tuesday, September 30th 2014, I had the pleasure of traveling with several co-workers to Washington D.C. to attend the first annual M.O.M. (Mothers and Others) March on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol – and wow, was it powerful.
The speakers at the march were brave and honest, sharing stories of barriers eating disorder patients experience on the road to recovery. Several mothers spoke out about their child’s eating disorder not being taken seriously by his/her primary care physician.
Stuart Kaplan, MD, FAAP Featured on News14
Stuart Kaplan, MD, FAAP, the Veritas Collaborative Associate Medical Director – Pediatrics, was featured on News14 In Depth this morning.
Veritas Collaborative Expands its Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
The Veritas Collaborative Adolescent Program for eating disorders has expanded its services for the partial hospitalization level of care. The diverse program, now in a new unit within the existing facility, serves up to 12 patients with treatment six days a week.
Veritas Collaborative is the Lead Sponsor for IAEDP’s 2013 Imagine Me Beyond What You See Contest
Veritas Collaborative is proud to be the first ever Lead Sponsor for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation Imagine Me Beyond What You See Mannequin Art Contest.
Veritas Collaborative Appoints New VP of Operations During Time of Expansive Growth
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, has appointed Kenneth Moore as vice president of operations during a time of expansive growth.
“I am thrilled to welcome Ken Moore to our leadership team,” said Stacie McEntyre, founder, president, and CEO of Veritas Collaborative. “His extraordinary leadership skills, unique experience in inpatient eating disorders hospital operations, and mission-driven focus will ensure that Veritas Collaborative continues to provide premier care as we expand to new locations.”
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield Co-sponsors Anna Westin Act On Heels of Visit to Veritas Collaborative
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) has co-sponsored the Anna Westin Act after his visit to Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. Congressman Butterfield met with key members of the Veritas Collaborative staff April 4 and toured the inpatient eating disorders hospital.
Veritas Collaborative Opens Specialty Eating Disorders Facility in Richmond
Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, has opened a new facility in Richmond for individuals ages 10 and older suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other specified eating disorders.
Congressman David Price Visits Veritas Collaborative and Cosponsors Anna Westin Act
Veritas Collaborative was proud to host United States Congressman David Price (NC District 4). Representative Price toured our eating disorder treatment facility and met with a number of employees who are constituents of his district.
Celebrating 3 Years of Collaboration
A few months before Veritas Collaborative opened, we had a small team, 29,000 square feet to up-fit, and a huge vision: A world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure.
And, we didn’t take this vision lightly. After months of construction, preparation, recruiting, and training, we opened our doors to our first patients on June 4th, 2012 and brought our vision to life.
Veritas Collaborative’s Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPH, earns Board Certification
Veritas Collaborative is proud to announce that the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certified Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPH, Veritas’ Associate Medical Director of Psychiatry, as a Diplomate in Psychiatry.
Veritas Collaborative Now Offering Nasogastric (NG) Tube Feeding Services
Veritas Collaborative, a Specialty Behavioral Health Hospital for children and adolescents with eating disorder diagnoses, now offers nasogastric (NG) tube feeding services for patients determined to be in need of this treatment.
Alice Merritt, MPH, RD, LDN, earns Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietician (CEDRD) certification
Awarded by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedpTM), Veritas Collaborative’s Nutrition and Dietetic Services Manager, Alice Merritt, MPH, RD, LDN, earns her Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietician certification.
NEDAwareness Week 2013
NEDAwareness Week, the largest education and outreach effort on Eating Disorders in the United States, is taking place February 24 through March 2, 2013. This year’s theme is “Everybody Knows Somebody.”
Caring for More Young People in 2013
Veritas Collaborative is pleased to share with you our expanded scope of care in 2013. Our state-of-the-art adolescent treatment program now serves young females & males 10-19 years of age for Inpatient, Residential, & Partial Hospitalization care. As always, we are honored to stand with families as we support these young persons in the work of recovery from devastating eating disorder mental illnesses.