Hazelden Betty Ford CEO to Retire in 2021

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation CEO Mark Mishek has announced he will retire next year.  Created as a result of a merger between Hazelden Foundation and Betty Ford Center, the organization dubs itself as the largest nonprofit substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider in the country. It has 17 locations nationwide, offering both inpatient and outpatient […]

Longtime UHS CEO to Step Down; His Son to Take Over

The longtime CEO of Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) — Alan B. Miller — is stepping down after more than 40 years on the job, the hospital management giant announced Tuesday. Miller, who is 83, will vacate the CEO position in January 2021, when his son, 50-year-old Marc D. Miller, will take over. Meanwhile, Alan […]

Movers & Shakers: Caron Treatment Centers CEO to Retire; Medical Director Shake-Ups

Maine’s largest mental health provider gets new president Maine’s largest mental health provider has selected a new president. Kelly Barton will officially step into the role at Maine Behavioral Healthcare in early October. Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit that serves more than 20,000 patients across 30 locations in the state. It’s part of the […]

Psychiatric Medical Care Adds Acadia Alum as New CFO

Psychiatric Medical Care, a behavioral health management company, has added a new CFO. Bob Zagerman, who most recently served as the operations CFO at Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ: ACHC), stepped into the role, PMC announced. Zagerman has nearly 30 years of experience in behavioral health finance. Nashville, Tennessee-based PMC is one of the largest mental health […]

Providers Get Creative to Address Worsening Behavioral Workforce Shortage Amid COVID-19

The nation’s behavioral health care workforce shortage has been well documented for years and is only expected to worsen over the next decade. Now, the shortfall has become even more pronounced amid COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, 56% of Americans were seeking behavioral health assistance for themselves or loved ones, according to research co-conducted by […]

COVID-19 Likely to Worsen Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

The entire world is feeling the economic impact of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. With sports seasons suspended, events canceled, businesses closed and travel discouraged, the pandemic is battering just about every industry in the U.S. And while experts predict COVID-19 will boost the demand for behavioral health services, that isn’t necessarily a good thing, as […]

Movers & Shakers: Behavioral Hospital Replaces CEO After Controversy; New Directors at SUD Treatment Centers

Florida behavioral health hospital fills CEO, HR positions North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital has appointed Clint Hauger as its new CEO and Lorenzo Rivera as its new director of human resources. Hauger comes to position after former CEO Byron Coleman Jr. stepped down last December following allegations that he lacked proper qualifications for the job, […]

Hospital CEOs List Behavioral Health Among Top Concerns

Behavioral health and addiction issues were among hospital CEOs’ top concerns in 2019, according to a new survey.  The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) asked 1,481 community hospital CEOs from across the country to rank 11 issues based on how much they were impacting the CEOs’ organizations. Nearly 400 CEOs responded to the survey, […]

Movers & Shakers: CEO Changes at Promises, Children’s Harbor; NABH Adds Policy Director

Promises chairman named interim CEO Rob Waggener, the chairman of Nashville, Tennessee-based mental health and SUD treatment provider Promises Behavioral Health, has been named the company’s interim CEO. Waggener will retain his chair post as he temporarily takes the helm of Promises, which operates 10 facilities in Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and its home state […]

Movers & Shakers: Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare Hires COO; Promises Behavioral Health’s New Marketing Chief

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare names new president, COO Brentwood, Tennessee-based Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, which provides a variety of treatment services at centers in seven states, has named Richard Clark as president and COO. Clark has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most recently serving as president of the Western Group for Franklin, Tennessee-based […]