LANGHORNE, Pa. (February 3, 2022) – Woods Services, a Pennsylvania and New Jersey-based nonprofit organization that serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, announced Sailaja Musunuri, M.D., as Executive Vice President of Integrative Medicine and Chief of Psychiatry. She started her position on November 1, 2021.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Musunuri to Woods Services, where she will lead the Integrative Medicine Program across Woods’ system of care in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and supervise and oversee psychiatry services provided to individuals served by Woods and our Pennsylvania affiliates,” said Woods President and CEO Tine Hansen-Turton.
“Dr. Musunuri is an experienced and compassionate physician and psychiatrist,” Hansen-Turton said. “She is double board-certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, skilled in delivering quality medical and psychiatric care, conducting research, and teaching at the medical school level. She brings to Woods her expertise in leading an integrated healthcare model, guiding effective outcome-driven teams, developing solid funder relationships, and managing medications with an emphasis on improving quality of care.”
Woods is organized around the principles of population health management and addresses the social determinants of health through a comprehensive continuum and system of care that connects prevention, wellness, education, behavioral health, and social services with coordinated and integrated healthcare delivery. The Medical Center at Woods serves as a national model for providing comprehensive, coordinated personalized care for people with complex diagnoses and medical conditions. Woods integrated healthcare approach optimizes outcomes for individuals and reduces healthcare costs.
In her role at Woods, Dr, Musunuri will lead and oversee integrative health care both at Woods and across its system of care in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her responsibilities include maintaining a caseload of patients needing psychiatric services, managing and approving psychotropic and related medications, creating new and innovative programs and services, bolstering current clinical models and modalities, conducting medication reviews, and developing strong relationships with funders and Managed Care Organizations to ensure compliance and programmatic integrity.
“We are truly excited to have Dr. Musunuri return to Woods, where she started her career in 2001, completing a two-year medical internship with our highly regarded psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Reber, while studying at Drexel,” Hansen-Turton added. “Dr. Musunuri has also worked for several of our peer organizations, most recently as the Medical Director for Devereux Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services, where she worked for 18 years.”
Dr. Musunuri received her M.D. from Siddartha Medical College at Nagarjuna University in Vijayawada, India. She completed residencies in Adult Psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She also held a Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Drexel. She resides in Chester Springs, Pa.
“We are grateful to Dr. Musunuri for choosing to continue her career at Woods,” Hansen-Turton said.
About Woods Services
Woods Services is a nonprofit, life cycle care management and advocacy organization that, along with five affiliate organizations located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – Allies, Inc., Archway Programs, Legacy Treatment Services, Tabor Services, and Woods Community at Brian’s House – provides innovative, comprehensive, and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health, and case management services to more than 20,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, behavioral, child welfare, and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs. Founded in 1913 by Philadelphia schoolteacher Mollie Woods with two simple goals – to advance quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities – Woods Services continues its mission today by helping children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential. Among the ways Woods does this is through its population health management strategy, which includes the integration of primary and specialty medical care with behavioral health in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, visit woods.org.