Senior Life Solutions Program Welcomes New Directors
Senior Life Solutions medical director, Dr. Subbu Sarma, and program director, Kayla Fortner, are seated in the front. Reva Fish-Rocha, program therapist; Lindsey Claycomb, office coordinator; and Linda Vandivert, program therapist are standing.
Harrison County Community Hospital has welcomed Dr. Subbu Sarma as Medical Director and Kayla Fortner, LPN as Program Director for Senior Life Solutions.
Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging.
Fortner joined the Senior Life Solutions staff as the program’s nurse in April 2014. She earned her nursing degree from North Central Missouri College. She succeeds Julie Nichols, who has directed the program since 2015.
Nichols has been promoted to a regional director for Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), the management company of all Senior Life Solutions programs nationally. In her new role, she will oversee 10 Senior Life Solutions programs in southwestern Iowa and northern Missouri, including the program at HCCH in Bethany.
Dr. Sarma is board-certified in adult psychiatry. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University and completed a psychiatry residency in Chicago.
“Over the past three years I have enjoyed working with our patients as the staff nurse, and I am excited to lead the program and our outstanding team in my new role,” Fortner said.
Following an individual assessment, participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. Family members, physicians or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program.
For information about HCCH’s Senior Life Solutions program, call (660) 425-0350.
ABOUT SENIOR LIFE SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2003, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) operates inpatient and outpatient programs located in rural communities across the country. Founder and Chief Medical Officer, James A. Greene, M.D., a geriatric psychiatrist, was born and raised in a rural community, which today hosts a rural hospital. He developed PMC with the sole mission to improve the quality of life of older adults living in rural communities. PMC, which operates the Senior Life Solutions outpatient program and Green Oak Behavioral Health inpatient facilities, is one of the largest geriatric mental health management companies within rural hospitals across the United States.