Congratulations to Sophia L. Maurasse, M.D., the medical director of McLean Hospital’s 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, who last Thursday received the Schwartz Center’s National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award. Governor Charlie Baker presented the award to Maurasse at the Schwartz Center’s 24th annual dinner.
Maurasse oversees programs that provide intensive treatment for girls ages 13 through 21, who are facing trauma, self-injury, and other challenging psychiatric conditions.
The Schwartz Center cited her extraordinary clinical care and the “quiet, empathic way she engages with patients, instilling trust and making it possible to reach some of the most difficult-to-reach patients. Her calm and compassionate demeanor provides a safe place for her patients to feel supported and understood, fostering hope for them and their families.”
Maurasse was chosen from among five other nominees from around the United States.