Behavioral Health Provider Saves Over $9.2 Million With Jail Diversion Program

An innovative mental health-focused jail diversion program is saving one county millions of dollars and garnering national attention. The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is the community behavioral health provider leading the charge. “This is targeted toward those individuals that have a history of mental health issues [whose nonviolent] crimes somehow had a […]

CCBHC Funding Helps Behavioral Health Combat Workforce Shortages

Nearly three years into the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Medicaid demonstration and about a year and a half into the first round of CCBHC expansion grant program, behavioral health stakeholders continue to advocate for the wider roll out of the CCBHC model. And in January, the industry recorded a win on that front. […]

Movers & Shakers: New CEO at State Behavioral Hospital; Northpoint Taps Regional Medical Director

New Hampshire Hospital names new CEO Heather Moquin has been appointed CEO of New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s only psychiatric hospital, which is located in Concord. Moquin, who was promoted after serving more than two years as the hospital’s chief operating officer, succeeds Lori Shibinette, who has been picked to lead the state’s health and […]

Genesis Hands Off 5 Behavioral Health Facilities

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) has announced a series of deals that will transition the operational responsibilities for 19 of its West Coast facilities to New Generation Health. Five of those are behavioral health facilities. As part of the $79 million transaction, Genesis sold the real estate and operations for six skilled nursing facilities and transferred […]

New Program Aims to Equip Doctors With Autism Specialty Training

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have unique health needs beyond receiving therapeutic interventions such as applied behavior analysis (ABA). However, relatively few medical providers are equipped to meet those needs, despite the fact that the one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thomas […]

New Vista CEO to Retire, Search Begins for Replacement

New Vista announced the retirement of Paul Beatrice as its CEO. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the company is one of the largest behavioral health providers in the state and offers more than 106 programs in 55 locations. Beatrice took over as CEO in February 2014 and saw staff increase 53% to more than 2,000 workers, […]

Behavioral Health Network Names Next Chief As CEO Announces Retirement

Katherine Wilson, who has been the only CEO of Springfield, Massachusetts-based Behavioral Health Network (BHN) since its formation in 1992, has announced that she will retire from the organization in June. Steven Winn, who has been with BHN since 1995 and has served as its chief operating officer since 2017, will become the organization’s new […]

Former Nursing Homes Finding New Life As Behavioral Health Facilities

As the demand for behavioral health services continues to grow, so does the industry, with new developments and facilities popping up every day. Nursing home providers, on the other hand, haven’t been as lucky. The skilled nursing world continues to see financial strain and, in some cases, closures. In that misfortune, a number of behavioral […]

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 […]

Connections Community Support Programs Names Interim CEO

Connections Community Support Programs, which is Delaware’s largest provider of behavioral health services, has named Chief Operating Officer William Northey as its interim CEO. Williams, who joined Connections in 2017, succeeds Catherine McKay, who announced her retirement last October. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Connections operates more than 100 facilities offering behavioral health and substance abuse […]