NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (September 30, 2010) – Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is proud to welcome Jennifer R. Cromer, Ph.D., who has joined the hospital as Clinical Neuropsychologist at its Neurobehavioral Program.

Dr. Cromer comes to HSC with expertise in evaluation and treatment of individuals with conditions that cause dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease) and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, adults with autism and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

“Jennifer is extremely skilled in the assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems that individuals experience following an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI),” said John Votto, HSC President and CEO. “With her experience, she will be a tremendous asset in bringing a patient back into the community and addressing the issues that otherwise prevented that patient from successfully living in society.”

In her new post, Dr. Cromer will conduct neuropsychological assessments on an outpatient basis to individuals who come into the hospital from the community for a 1 to 2-day evaluation. She will provide continued treatment to individuals with cognitive, behavioral and emotional deficits secondary to neurological or psychiatric problems, which may consist of weekly one-hour psychotherapy, behavioral management or cognitive rehabilitation sessions. 

Cromer obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology at the University of Connecticut in 2007 and, in 2009, she completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychiatry and Cognitive Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Cromer currently resides in South Glastonbury with her husband.

 

About Hospital for Special Care:

As the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children, New Britain, Conn.-based Hospital for Special Care is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired-brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular care and spinal cord injury.  Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis.