Dania O’Connor 

Dania O’Connor has been appointed Group Director and CEO at Westwood Lodge, a private psychiatric hospital with locations in Westwood and Lowell that provide child, adolescent, and adult inpatient mental health and partial hospitalization services. The hospital also manages in-home therapy and community support programs in the greater Lowell community that offer care for those at home and in other community settings.

“We have a real opportunity to change the course of our patients’ lives with proper diagnosis and treatment,” said O’Connor. “I’m proud to be joining Westwood and look forward to working with the executive team, physicians and staff to provide outstanding care to our patients. I also want to engage community members to partner with them as we are an important, local resource.”

While offering adult inpatient and day treatment, Westwood Lodge specializes in child and adolescent services. A safe, therapeutic environment is created for children, adolescents, and families with concerns about mental health to ensure clear, consistent treatment planning and aftercare.

O’Connor brings more than three decades of experience leading psychiatric facilities with excellent team-building and strategic partnership development skills. Before joining Westwood Lodge, she was the Executive Director at Woodbourne Center in Baltimore, MD, a residential psychiatric treatment center for boys ages 12-18 with complex mental health problems. In that role, she established partnerships with Under Armour and the faith-based organization The Open Table to foster youth and community integration. Previously, O’Connor held director positions at Family Advocacy Services/The Mentor Network and the North American Family Institute, and CEO positions at Charter Springwood Hospital and Fair Oaks Hospital.

O’Connor received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in New York.

About Westwood Lodge

Westwood Lodge is a private psychiatric facility with 89 beds located in Westwood, Massachusetts. The hospital also manages Lowell Treatment Center, a 41 bed satellite in Lowell, Massachusetts. Programs provide a continuum of mental health services including 24-hour level of care evaluations, inpatient treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and community services. Westwood Lodge is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.