About Us

Hartgrove Behavioral Health System meets the needs of our patients, their families and the community by delivering an all-encompassing psychiatric healthcare service that is both effective and efficient. Restoring the emotional well-being of our patients and giving them resources for their future is our primary commitment.

Hartgrove Hospital About Us
Hartgrove Hospital Steven Airhart

Steven Airhart

Chief Executive Officer

Welcome from the CEO

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Hartgrove Behavioral Health System. As a champion of behavioral health services, we put the patient first and always seek to create the most positive lasting impression. Our focus on patient-centered treatment, through evidence-based programs, is recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. I am proud of our physicians and clinical teams, who are among some of the most exceptional professionals in their field, and the difference they make daily in the lives of our patients.

On behalf of our physicians and all our staff who make up the heart of Hartgrove Behavioral Health System, I thank you for making us your treatment provider of choice. You are the reason we are here and the reason we love what we do.


Our History

For half a century, Hartgrove has been a pioneer in the mental health community and a place for hope and healing. Forging new paths through revolutionary practices is part of who we are. We are also committed to giving back to our community through training, education and service.

Clinical Training Programs for Students

Our devotion to leadership, expertise and education in the healthcare community is shown in our clinical training programs designed to suit students and professionals from varied educational disciplines.

Our Staff

Hartgrove Hospital Lynda Pettigrew

Lynda Pettigrew, PMHNP-BC, APN, RN

Hartgrove Hospital Ann Leinart

Anne Leinart, PMHNP

Medical Staff Compliance Coordinator

Hartgrove Hospital Dr. Kuhl

Ashley Kuhl Piwowarski, PsyD

Executive Director of Outpatient Services

Hartgrove Hospital Jonathan Coleman

Johnathan Coleman, MD

Clinical Director, President of the Medical Staff

Hartgrove Hospital Meh Jabeen Hussain

Meh Jabeen Hussain, MD

Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist, Clinical Director of the Pediatric Unit

Hartgrove Hospital Teresa Poprawski

Teresa J. Poprawski, MD, QEEGD

Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Neuropsychiatry

Hartgrove Hospital David Benson

David Benson, MD

Hartgrove Hospital Kevin Ahrens

Kevin Ahrens, LCPC, CPPA

Chief Operation Officer

Hartgrove Hospital Dr. Avilas

Mabel Avilas, MD

Clinical Director


With three locations in the Chicago area, Hartgrove offers convenient treatment options at both the inpatient and outpatient level for children, adolescents and adults. A leader in innovation using a science-based approach, our two locations in the Austin area and one in Chatham provide the same caring, compassionate environment where the patient always comes first.

Schedule an Assessment

Need help? Call 773-413-1700 to schedule an assessment or receive more information. You may also walk in anytime. We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week.