Movers & Shakers: NuWay House Creates More VP Positions; New Directors at Origins, Laurel Place

Maryland health system names new behavioral health director

The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM Shore), which serves patients on the state’s Eastern Shore, has named Patricia Thompson as its behavioral health director.

Thompson’s duties include leading UM Shore’s inpatient behavioral health unit, intensive outpatient program, bridge clinic, behavioral health response team and substance use disorder (SUD) program.

Thompson is a 35-year veteran of the University of Maryland’s health system and arrives at UM Shore from University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, where she most recently served as its behavioral health regional director for education and training, as well as its behavioral health director of nursing.

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Origins Behavioral HealthCare taps new regional director

Dallas-based Origins Behavioral HealthCare, which provides gender-specific residential SUD treatment services, has appointed Kim Garrett as director of programs for its South Padre Island, Texas branch.

Garrett will oversee the development, administration and management of Origins’ two residential quarters in South Padre Island — Origins Recovery Center and Hannah’s House, which are men’s and women’s treatment facilities, respectively.

A licensed clinical social worker and private practice psychotherapist, Garrett was named behavioral health director in 2016 for the Recovery Resource Council, a Fort Worth, Texas-based linkage nonprofit for addiction treatment services. She will also continue in her director capacity for the Recovery Resource Council.

NuWay House creates, fills four new VP posts

NuWay House (NUWAY), a Minneapolis-based residential and outpatient addiction treatment provider with several locations throughout Minnesota, has created and filled four new vice president positions. New hires include:

  • Lindsey Battuello as head of outpatient services
  • Amy Dellwo as head of public policy
  • Denise McAlpern as head of residential services
  • John Miller as head of strategic development

Laurel Place appoints new program director

Laurel Place, a 20-bed inpatient behavioral health facility for adults 55 and older in Elkins, West Virginia, has appointed Melissa Kilgore as its program director.

A registered nurse, Kilgore has more than 15 years of experience in behavioral health senior care. Laurel Place, which accepts patients on a short-term stay basis, is located at Davis Medical Center.


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