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    SouthlandMD Expands Into Alabama with Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health

    December 28, 2020, DOTHAN, AL — SouthlandMD, a regional leader in behavioral health and hospitalist services, earlier this month announced a new affiliation with Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center located in Dothan, Alabama. SouthlandMD will provide psychiatric and medical coverage at the facility.

    “We’re excited to partner with Laurel Oaks and bring our team-based approach to help provide top notch patient care,” said Allen Lee, MD, Chief Executive Officer of SouthlandMD. “The new Psychiatrist and allied health providers are ready to serve the community of Dothan and Houston County.”

    This is SouthlandMD’s first location in Alabama and 44th location in its network. We bring over 25 years of experience in psychiatric medicine and Behavioral Health operations. Using the SouthlandMD model, which combines strong physician leadership with a constant measurement of performance indicators, the partnership aims to deliver specific results to support Laurel Oak’s goals of providing high quality care for every patient.

    Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center provides high quality, acute psychiatric hospitalization and longer-term intensive residential treatment for children and teens, ages 4 to 18. Laurel Oaks offers specialized treatment services for youth with severe psychiatric disorders. They see an average of 12,000 Psych patients and 4,600 medical patients.

    SouthlandMD Psychiatric and medical services began on October 1, 2020.