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New Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is Announced
Date:4/27/2009

RESEDA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jewish Home has named Nitin Nanda, M.D., as its chief of geriatric psychiatry and behavioral health. Dr. Nanda will also serve as medical director of the Lisa and Ernest Auerbach Behavioral Health Center at the Home's Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center on the Grancell Village campus.

Bringing nearly a decade of experience to these positions, Dr. Nanda will be responsible for the supervision and oversight of the Home's geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinical services, with a special focus on memory disorders. He will also oversee ongoing teaching and education of the medical and general staff at the Jewish Home on mental health issues.

"With Dr. Nanda now on board, we have another tremendously talented individual with outstanding experience in compassionate geriatric care to serve our residents," says Home CEO-President Molly Forrest. "This addition will further help us fulfill our mission of caring for the body, mind, and spirit of our residents and other seniors in the community."

One of Dr. Nanda's first goals is for the Home to educate the community about ways for seniors to achieve and maintain optimal mental health. "It's incredibly important to promote mental health for seniors and for people as they age to understand how to take better care of themselves so they can live healthy, happy lives," he explains.

Another top priority is to heighten public knowledge of mental health issues in seniors. "Because of its wonderful reputation in this area, the Jewish Home is uniquely positioned to take a leading role in increasing that awareness and understanding," Dr. Nanda adds.

In addition to his new role at the Jewish Home, Dr. Nanda currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of the Asana Integrated Medical Group in Sherman Oaks and Burbank, is assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Med
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