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CHS Mental Health Center & Telepsychiatry

Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System has always been an innovator, launching a nationally known stroke center and a massive children’s hospital. Now they’ve turned their attention to making behavioral and mental health far more accessible across their system. They’ve recently launched a pilot program to bring behavioral health care to primary care offices around the region. To do so they are implementing a rising new type of medicine called telemedicine, in this case, telepsychiatry. 


  • Dr. John Santopietro—Chief Clinical Officer, Behavioral Health, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Martha Whitecotton—Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health, CHS
  • Dr. Wayne Sparks—Director, Emergency Department & Telepsychiatry, CMC Randolph
  • Julie Roddey Paul—Member, Patient Advisory Council & Behavioral Health Center, Davidson