I’m Lori Harris, BSN, RN-BC. I am the manager of VPH Adult III located on the second floor of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. I am also the manager of VPH Adult I and VPH Adult II.

Lori Harris, BSN, RN-BC
Interim Manager VPH III
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital


Unit Highlights:


Focus of Care Patient Demographic Number of Beds           Certifications of Our Nursing Staff
 Treatment of persons experiencing mood disorders and psychiatric conditions of elderly persons. Adults (18 and older) and their families; problems with mental health accompanied by addiction impacts the entire family. 24
  • BLS
  • Board Certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

About Us:

VPH III is a 24 bed adult psychiatric unit that cares for patients diagnosed with mood disorders, including major depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders, as well as co-morbid personality disorders.

We also have a dedicated number of beds dedicated to the care of geriatric patients. We are a milieu based environment focusing on stabilization through a multidisciplinary approach.  Daily, we offer psychoeducational groups focused on improving the lives of patients experiencing disorders of mood including, but not limited to, healthy coping, skills building, relationships, healthy choices, and therapeutic recreational activities.

Our nursing staff includes Registered Nurses, Mental Health Specialists, and a Medical Receptionist.  The team on VPH III is the resource expert in the care and treatment of individuals experiencing dual diagnosis disorders.  We strive to decrease the stigma attached to mental illness and addiction through community outreach, education, and positive treatment outcomes.  Our staff truly care about our patients and consistently go above and beyond to improve our patients experience and to help them feel valued.


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Recruitment Information:

Click to ApplyIf you are interested in applying to this unit, please visit Work at Vanderbilt: Achieve the Remarkable for current open positions.

                 Try using these keywords as searches to locate a position in VPH Adult III:
                 mental health specialist, (MHSII) psychiatric nurse, mental health, addiction
Nurse Residency ProgramThis unit/area is a part of the Nurse Residency Program.
If you are a new grad, please visit our Nurse Residency Program section for more information.


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