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Minden Medical Center’s Geriatric Behavioral Health department is taking on a high tech program and new name to better serve the needs of their patients. Freedom Behavioral Health will be the new name and program used by the department.

The Freedom program will allow inpatient access to a doctor around the clock through video conferencing technology.
“It provides access where access normally wouldn’t be available immediately,” President of Psychiatric Services Jason Reed explained.

The program provides the Minden area with access to a highly trained inpatient mental health physician, Garrett Ryder MD. Ryder has over 25 years of experience in


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