Memorial Hospital welcomes three employees to Senior Life Solutions’ Evergreen Center

Evergreen Staff

Pictured from left are Memorial Hospital's Senior Life Solutions' Evergreen Center staff members Ashley Haynes, Max Holmes and Valerie Brown. | Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions’ Evergreen Center recently added three team members.

Program director Valerie Brown will be responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of program staff to ensure quality patient care and providing community education to create awareness of the program. Brown has 25 years of experience as a registered nurse, 20 of which include working in geriatrics.

Program therapist Max Holmes will be responsible for providing therapeutic services for patients utilizing group, individual and family therapy sessions. He focuses on quality patient care and the provision of services ordered by a physician.

Ashley Haynes, office patient coordinator, is responsible for providing quality administrative and clerical services for the program staff and assisting patients with care needs. Hayne has a background in mental health, billing, clerical and administrative services.

Medical director Prema Sanne is a board-certified psychiatrist and has more than 16 years of experience in the mental health field. Sanne leads the care team to ensure that all Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions’ Evergreen Center patients receive quality care by evaluating the quality and appropriateness of diagnoses, services and treatments for patients.

Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions’ Evergreen Center is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, typically 65 and older, experiencing depression or anxiety related to life changes often associated with aging.

The Evergreen Center has provided behavioral health services to the region’s older adults for more than 16 years. Anyone can refer a patient to the program, including a physician, family member, the patient or another healthcare professional.

Founded in 2003, Senior Life Solutions’ Evergreen Center is managed by Psychiatric Medical Care, a leading behavioral healthcare management company. For more information about the program, call 217-357-6516 or visit

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