Kolin D. Good, MD, of Flying Hills, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Good has been serving as Interim Chair since February 2010, and had previously held the position of Associate Chair of the Department since 2007.
During her leadership tenure, she maintained an active clinical practice while also addressing needs in the Department of Psychiatry. Prominent among these include the establishment of a consult model to provide pediatricians with direct and timely access to child and adolescent psychiatric experts. A similar model was developed for primary care physicians needing psychiatric consultation.
In addition, she initiated a relationship with DeSales University to provide clinical training to students in its Physician Assistant Program, and supported the ongoing development of the Hospital’s Psychiatric Transition Unit, which serves over 300 patients per month. Dr. Good is also leading the planning for the relocation of the drop-in and residential Drug and Alcohol Center from the Hospital’s main West Reading campus to a nearby site later this year.
In 2009, she was honored by the Caron Foundation with its Community Service Award for making a difference in the areas of addiction education, awareness, and treatment.
Board certified in psychiatry, Dr. Good has been a practicing clinician for 14 years, and a member of The Reading Hospital Medical Staff for eight years. She held previous clinical appointments with Friends Hospital in Philadelphia and Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Norriton, and continues to serve as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University.
Dr. Good is a Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. She is Chair of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society’s Committee on Women and chaired that group’s Annual Women’s Forum in 2002.
This graduate of Pennsylvania State University earned her medical degree in 1994 from the Medical University of South Carolina. She had a one-year internship with The Reading Hospital, and completed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.