Movers & Shakers: New CEOs at Odyssey, Bridgehaven

Odyssey hires new leader  Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has named a new CEO. Richard Clark, an Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ: ACHC) veteran who has served as president and COO at Odyssey since January 2020, stepped into the role last week. He takes over for Scott Kardenetz, who founded the Brentwood, Tennessee-based behavioral health company back in 2015. […]

Academic SUD Programs on the Rise, Could Help Plug Workforce Shortage Gaps

The behavioral health care industry has long struggled to attract enough workers to keep up with the demand for services, especially in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment realm. And the coronavirus has only made things worse, pushing the nation’s SUD crisis to new heights. To meet the need for professionals, a growing number of […]

Movers & Shakers: Centerstone’s New CEO Hire; C-Suite Additions at Spring Health, Hurdle

Hurdle fills VP, C-suite positions Digital mental health provider Hurdle has hired Krystle Herbert as its vice president of clinical affairs. In the role, Herbert will be responsible for overseeing and supporting clinical operations, clinical policy development and compliance, as well as clinical quality care and organizational scaling efforts. Herbert was most recently the COO […]

UHS CFO: Staffing Shortages the ‘Single Biggest Obstacle’ to Restoring Behavioral Volumes

As Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) continues to recover from the coronavirus, industry-wide behavioral health workforce shortages are standing in the way. “Shortage of appropriate clinical and, in some cases, non-clinical personnel are probably the single biggest obstacle and headwind to getting back to pre-pandemic volumes [on the behavioral side],” CFO Steve Filton said Tuesday […]

Movers & Shakers: Meadows Hires Head of Virtual; Oceans’ New Vice President

Meadows hires executive director of virtual outpatient Phoenix-based Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has hired Mark Baumgartner as its executive director of virtual outpatient services. Before coming to Meadows, Baumgartner spent most of his career at the Betty Ford Center, which is part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He worked there almost two decades, serving his […]

Movers & Shakers: Brightline’s Executive Hires; Landmark Fills VP Role

Brightline’s slew of new leaders Brightline — a Palo Alto, California-based provider of behavioral health solutions for children and their families — has announced several additions to its executive team. The additions include: Haleigh Tebben as chief commercial officer Gary Alpert as chief strategy officer and head of business development Zack Still as chief information […]

Movers & Shakers: Autism Provider Hires New CEO; Happify Health Fills CFO Role

Happify Health adds investment banking veteran to management ranks New York-based digital behavioral health provider Happify Health has named Bilal Khan as its chief financial officer. Khan comes to Happify Health from Goldman Sachs, where he was vice president of investment banking for the firm in the San Francisco area, specializing in digital health care […]

Movers & Shakers: New Hires at Odyssey, Promises

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s new executive director Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has promoted Steven Rudoy to the position of executive director of its Clearview Treatment Programs brand. A licensed clinical psychologist, Rudoy has been with Clearview since 2017 as its clinical director. Founded in 2015, Brentwood, Tennessee-based Odyssey operates over 20 behavioral health locations across eight states, […]

Disconnect Between CEOs, Workers Could Create Employee Behavioral Benefit Opportunities

An overwhelming number of CEOs say they are doing enough to provide mental health help to their employees. But many workers feel otherwise, according to newly released data from the virtual behavioral health provider Ginger. The data comes from Ginger’s 2021 Workforce Attitudes Toward Mental Health Report, which includes feedback from 1,229 full-time US workers […]