DENT Neurologic Institute and BryLin Behavioral Health System to Enhance Mental Health Services in Western New York

July 12, 2020

DENT Neurologic Institute and BryLin Behavioral Health System, Inc. have coordinated a
Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the support to patients in our community
especially as many individuals are suffering from severe depression during these most difficult

“This is a partnership that WNY deserves with the top private neurology and psychiatry
practices combining resources and building relationships that will benefit the Buffalo community
and beyond” Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, Medical Director Dent Neurologic Institute.

The DENT Institute has been a leading provider of comprehensive neurological care in the
Western New York region for over fifty years. Our goal at the DENT Neurologic Institute is to
expand psychiatric services and to improve psychiatric care in Western New York including
Buffalo, Amherst, and Orchard Park. We treat adult patients for a wide range of mental illnesses
and addiction disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and
more. Over the years, our psychiatric team has continued to grow, which has allowed for
increased access to care as well as the expansion of Interventional Psychiatry services such as
TMS, Ketamine Infusion Services, esketamine, and psychotherapy.

“The current global health crisis has truly underscored the necessity of collaboration to preserve
and maximize our valuable medical resources. Dent Neurologic Institute and BryLin have
provided a prime example of our best instincts that we can be proud off. It is through such
progressive thought and action that we can overcome even the greatest challenge,” states
Horacio A. Capote, MD, Director, Division of Neuropsychiatry Dent Neurologic Institute
BryLin Behavioral Health System, with its two comprehensive treatment locations, is recognized
as an industry leader in behavioral health care throughout Upstate New York. At BryLin
Hospital, in downtown Buffalo, inpatient mental health care is provided for children, adolescents,
adults and older adults in crisis, struggling with various mental illnesses.


The Hospital is also home to the only ambulatory center for both inpatient and outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy
(ECT) in Western New York, considered to be the most effective and rapidly acting treatment
today for major depression and other mental illnesses. At BryLin’s Behavioral Health Center, in
Williamsville, both outpatient mental health and substance use disorder care are offered using
evidence-based practices and specific treatment models, interventions, and technique.
Individuals of all ages, from child and adolescent to adults, heal from the impact of traumatic
stress. In this ever-changing field of behavioral health, BryLin continues to monitor the needs of
the community with an eye on future expansion of services and collaboration.

“Our dedicated staff, through the compassionate care they provide to our patients, are the
foundation to BryLin’s success as we strive to be the premier mental health provider in the
region”, says Eric D. Pleskow, BryLin President & CEO and founder’s son. “We have had a
long-term collegial relationship with the DENT Neurologic Institute through our collaboration.
Our energies are focused on having patient-centered care that brings respect and dignity to the
patients and families we care for who are affected by mental health issues.”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta comments, “This partnership will ultimately benefit our patients in Western
New York improving access to psychiatric care bringing novel and effective treatments providing
new hope.”

For more information, please contact:

Maria Caserta, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach, Dent Neurologic Institute at
716.310.1684 or

Mark Nowak, Director of Marketing, BryLin Behavioral Health System, at 716.604.2893 or

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