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Mena Regional Health System is pleased to announce that Doris Hastey will join Cedar Haven as a board certified Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner beginning September 11, 2017.  Working in behavioral health for the last 14 years as a staff nurse and then as nurse manager of our 12 bed geriatric behavior unit, she brings experience, expertise and excellence into her new role at Cedar Haven.    She will provide initial evaluations and medication management for Cedar Haven clients as well as those not currently seeking outpatient therapy.  “Doris’s clinical background and leadership experience will add tremendous value to this very important service and will further establish the program as a center of excellence” said Program Director Sue Cavner.

Doris obtained her Masters of Nursing Science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock and completed practicums at Baptist-Malvern, Baptist-South in Little Rock, Valley Behavioral in Fort Smith and Mena Senior Behavioral Health and Cedar Haven in Mena. She is certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.

Doris feels it is her calling to help those with behavioral health needs and prefers a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being.  “Mental wellness plays such a significant role in our overall health, it is imperative that we make it a priority. My goal is to assist our clients in achieving optimum mental health in a respectful and safe environment” stated Hastey.

Doris is married to Ken Hastey and they have two children, Kalen Hastey, 22 of Fayetteville and Brooke Hastey, 20 of Mena.  She is looking forward to providing mental health care for her community.

Cedar Haven is an outpatient behavioral health treatment program for children and adults that has served the community for more than 10 years. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Cedar Haven at 479-243-2380.

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