New patient care suite debuts at psychiatric hospital

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital staff showcase newly developed state-of-the-art ECT suite.

In June, UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital staff hosted an open house to showcase a newly developed state-of-the-art electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, suite. ECT is currently used to treat patients suffering from severe depression, treatment-resistant depression, severe mania, depression with psychosis or suicidality and catatonia. A team of physicians and support staff who specialize in ECT offers customized treatment plans for patients. Visit for more information. Pictured are (from left) Holly Wojcik, R.N., UF Health Shands Hospital Psychiatry Unit 52 nurse manager; Lisa Dowd, B.S.N., R.N., CRRN, NE-BC, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital director of nursing and patient services; and Brent Carr, M.D., UF Health ECT program chief.