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 […]

New Educational Initiative Aims to Boost Psychiatric Care Workforce

The demand for behavioral health services nationwide these days is strong, with more than half of Americans seeking assistance for themselves or loved ones. However, the supply of clinicians is not keeping up with the demand for services. In California, where a shortage of behavioral health care workers has made national news in recent years, […]

MHCA CEO: Endurance Key For Behavioral Health Providers Sailing into 2020

Behavioral health providers are notoriously mission-driven, sometimes at the expense of being business-minded enough to remain financially viable. Additionally, they’ve been historically siloed. Tallahassee, Florida-based MHCA has been trying to tackle those industry weaknesses and others since its founding back in 1985. Sailing into the choppy behavioral health waters of 2020, that mission remains. Formerly […]

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 […]