Spaulding Youth Center Welcomes New Medical Providers

March 22, 2018

Spaulding Youth Center is pleased to announce the appointment of two new medical providers to its health services department. The organization welcomes Carolyn Brown, ARNP, as Medical Director and Dr. Mark Wagner as Psychiatrist.

Spaulding Youth Center is employing Carolyn Brown, a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, as the organization’s Medical Director. In this role, Ms. Brown will serve as the Primary Care Physician (PCP) for residential students, managing their ongoing health care and medication regimes in consultation with parents, clinicians, teachers and nursing staff. She will also perform routine physicals and medical care and handle referrals and consultations with outside specialists. Ms. Brown brings nearly twenty years of nursing experience to her role at Spaulding Youth Center and earned a Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner from Rivier University.

Dr. Mark Wagner will provide psychiatric oversight for the children enrolled in Spaulding’s program, including regular evaluations, medication management and review for program admissions. Dr. Wagner currently serves as a psychiatrist at Lakes Region Mental Health in Laconia, New Hampshire and is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Wagner earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati and completed his psychiatric internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Previously, Dr. Wagner served on the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina for over 20 years, where he held several administrative appointments, including chief of the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program as well as the director for youth inpatient program.

“I am honored to welcome Ms. Brown and Dr. Wagner to our campus,” said Robin Raycraft, Director of Clinical and Compliance at Spaulding Youth Center. “They both bring a tremendous amount of medical experience and knowledge to our health services and will provide an unprecedented opportunity to provide highly-specialized support for our children.”

The health services department at Spaulding Youth Center includes a team of dedicated nurses and health assistants. Staff works closely with families of children with complex medical as well as behavioral needs and are skilled at helping students cope with unfamiliar or anxiety-inducing healthcare processes. The department provides a robust portfolio of services, including nursing assessments, medical treatments, medication management, immunizations, child psychiatry services and dental, vision and hearing evaluations.

About Spaulding Youth Center

Spaulding Youth Center is a leading provider of services for children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and/or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services include academic, behavioral health, residential, foster care, health and wellness and family support. Spaulding Youth Center is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. For information or to provide a donation, please visit about Spaulding Youth Center online at

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