We are so happy to have Dr. Michael Esang join our team. He brings over a decade of experience in providing medical care in a rural setting, hospital management, public health, and research. He graduated from the University of Calabar College of Medical Sciences in Nigeria, received his Master of Public Health Program from Boston University, and recently graduated from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Nassau University Medical Center.
Dr. Esang moved to Clarion at the beginning of July, and said that he likes it here very much. He knew this was where he wanted to be when he first interviewed because of the quiet – a wonderful change from his previous residence on Long Beach. He appreciates a peaceful home after a long day of work. We quickly learned that this young gentleman has a wonderful sense of humor, is funny, and laughs easily; also he is very skilled on computer software programs. Dr. Esang is a big fan of science fiction and fantasy – movies, novels, and stories, such as the Game of Thrones genre.
He looks forward to working with our patients and staff at CPC!
The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry honored a Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement recipient, Volunteer of the Year, and two businesses on Saturday night at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held at Clarion University.
2018 award winners presented by the Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry included the following: Stephanie Wilshire, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; Shelly Rhoades representing Clarion Psychiatric Center, Business of the Year-Economic Development; Kimberly Titley, Volunteer of the Year; Tracy Myers, Citizen of the Year; and Shelby Groff representing Highland Oaks at Water Run, Business Education Partner.
The Clarion Psychiatric Center was awarded the 2018 Business of the Year-Economic Development Award.
The center has been a major regional resource for children, adolescents, adults, and the Clarion area community for 30 years.
In 2018, they expanded on that success with a $12 million expansion that added 36 new acute inpatient beds, now serving up to 112 people at any given time. The new expansion also called for an expanded workforce. At full capacity, the facility expansion will add up to 70 new employees, bringing the total employees to 225 people. The new addition increases the capability of helping Clarion County residents and includes a conference center for mental health training for treatment providers in the region.
The business showed its understanding of the need to improve upon the local economy by hiring local construction companies and contractors for as much of their expansion project as possible, including Rankins Excavating, the EADS Group, M&B Services, Hager Paving, and Mobilcom.
Clarion Psychiatric Center is here to take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 800-253-4906 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. If you need immediate medical assistance, dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.