LifeView Group affiliate, Lakeview Center, announces new Chief of Medical Services

Pensacola, Fla. (December 16, 2022) – Lakeview Center welcomes a new leader of psychiatry services. Dr. Guido Ludergnani will serve as Chief of Medical Services for the organization.

Dr. Ludergnani is board certified in both child and adult psychiatry and has been with Lakeview Center since 2007. He has served a broad range of programs and services including acute inpatient care, Baker Act status, attending psychiatrist at a child/adolescent residential program, and the attending psychiatrist at adult and child outpatient clinics. His extensive experience includes working in comprehensive psychiatric settings and partnering with administration and program staff to improve patient care. 

“During a thorough selection process, Dr. Ludergnani demonstrated incomparable expertise, experience, and a clear example of our mission and culture,” said Shawn Salimida, president of Lakeview Center. “I am confident he will provide the medical leadership needed to move our organization forward.”

Dr. Ludergnani received his medical degree from University of Modena (Italy), completed his adult psychiatric residency at Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeon in New York City and obtained his Child and Adolescent fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Lakeview Center, Dr. Ludergnani served as medical director of Heartland Behavioral Health Services and as chief medical officer of Psychiatry Services at Nevada Regional Medical Center, both located in Nevada, Missouri. 

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