OGDENSBURG Timothy J. Farrell, a resident of the city, has been named acting director of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center.
He replaces Executive Director Samuel A. Bastien, who left last month to serve as CEO of Four Winds Hospital, Saratoga.
Mr. Bastien announced his intention to retire in May, and had agreed to stay in his position until mid- to late July.
Mr. Farrell has worked for the psychiatric center since 1983, first as a nurse and nurse administrator. He served as director of nursing from 1999 until 2009. He has since served as chief of adult inpatient and outpatient services.
Mr. Farrell received an associate degree from SUNY Canton in 1983, a bachelors degree in nursing from SUNY IT, Utica, in 1990, and a bachelors degree in nursing administration from SUNY IT in 2000.