Expert Advisory Board Formed for Specialized Women’s Mental Health Program

Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital has formed a Women’s Advisory Board consisting of leading subject matter experts from various medical and behavioral fields. The advisory board is the first of its kind in Illinois and will offer a more complete treatment protocol rooted in evidence-based therapy.

“Research has shown that better outcomes are achieved overall for patients when both the physical and mental condition of the patient are addressed. In some instances, one area may be causing or be a contributing factor to the symptoms the patient is experiencing”, says Silver Oaks CEO, Scott Hullinger.

The purpose of the advisory board is to broaden integration between mental and physical health. Members of the advisory board will not only provide insight into the treatment offered in the women’s program at Silver Oaks Hospital, but will provide education to the community and other healthcare providers on the interrelationship between the physical and mental health needs of women.

The advisory board is led by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jyoti Randhawa. “Silver Oaks is hoping to broaden our treatment of women and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the issues that many women bring to their physicians in the course of physical treatment. So often, the mental health needs of women go unaddressed until they become a crisis. By working with physicians from all aspects of women’s health, Silver Oaks will be better positioned to ensure that when mental health issues arise, the physical issues are considered as a contributory factor”, says Randhawa.

Other members of the advisory board consist of:

Dr. Nicole Gress
OBGYN Partners in Obstetrics and Women’s Health
Silver Cross Hospital

Dr. Mykela Loury
Family Medicine UIC

Dr. Binisa Shah
Northwestern University

Dr. Miral Amin
Cancer Treatment Center of America/Breast Oncology Surgeon

Hiren Ghayal, Psy D.
Oak Street OP center

Nutan Vaidya, MD Psychiatrist
Rosalind Franklin University


Silver Oaks will promote community education opportunities as they are scheduled as well as provide more background on our board members.

For more information about the Women’s Advisory Board, please contact:

Josh Grondel, Regional Director of Business Development

[email protected]

Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital specializes in acute behavioral healthcare and chemical dependency care for adolescents, adults, and senior adults. Treatment is offered on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. No cost assessments are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (844) 580-5000.

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