reference letter from a hospital administrator for a Chief of Psychology
Service seeking a new position: (names are fictitious)
To Whom It May Concern:
This serves as a letter of reference for Dr. Martin Kaye, Ph.D., who has
applied for an administrative position at your company, Healthcare
Systems. It is my honor to recommend
Dr. Kaye. I have known him since
January 2010. I became his administrative supervisor upon
my employment at
County Medical Center.
Dr. Kaye has been
the Chief of Psychology Service here for ten years. He has demonstrated
outstanding talents in both administrative/ managerial as well as clinical
He has a reputation as a superb manager of the mental
health program at this center.
Revealing of his administrative abilities, Dr. Kaye took the initiative to
significantly enlarge the substance abuse treatment program (in-patient,
day hospital, and outpatient) and the mental health outpatient clinic
program. He was able to greatly increase staffing and funding for these
services. Consequently the hospital was able to construct an entire new
building, devoted exclusively to these programs, a few years ago. As Chief
of the Psychology Service, Dr. Kaye has demonstrated uncanny skill in
selection of staff and interns. These employees and trainees continue to
practice successfully to this day.
Dr. Kaye has also distinguished himself as a superb clinician, working in
his profession over
two decades: ten years here and ten years in a
previous, similar setting. His competence, compassion and ethics as a
psychologist are exemplary. In providing a broad spectrum of psychological
assessment and treatment, he has more than proven his ability to lead a
large and complex mental health care system.
As a clinician, Dr. Kaye also devoted much time recently to developing an
outstanding Anger Management Program, a special area of interest which has
become in demand in modern American society for obvious reasons. His skill
diagnosing and treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and other disorders
is remarkable. He regularly lectures on these topics to other mental
health professionals. Dr. Kaye also provides excellent consultations to
inpatient psychiatry and medical-surgical units of this center.
His commitment to education and teaching is highlighted by his early
development of the Psychology Internship Program for trained individuals
who have completed coursework to qualify for doctoral degrees in
psychology. In this capacity he had to develop a seminar curriculum,
schedule clinical assignments, arrange for supervision (by himself and
others), and coordinate with their doctoral departments at several
universities. The supplementary services of these interns do greatly
benefit the medical center and its patients. This program had to gain
official approval by the American Psychological Association; it thus
affords much prestige for our medical center in addition to providing
required training for future licensed psychologists.
Fortunately, too, Dr. Kaye's amalgamation of administrative and clinical
skills comes "packaged" in a wonderfully friendly, witty,
sincere and caring human being. His personality is delightful. He is
sensitive, flexible, respected and admired by patients, peers,
subordinates and superiors alike. He shines with a humility that belies
his intellectual brilliance.
I am deeply impressed by Dr. Kaye and recommend him unhesitatingly. I am
confident that, if selected for your vacancy, he would provide the same
high level of service and commitment. If you have any questions or wish to
speak further about Dr. Kaye, please feel free to call me at 443-887-2345.
Donald Stern, Ph.D