MindPath Care Centers Adds New Board Member

MindPath Care Centers — North Carolina’s largest outpatient behavioral health provider — has appointed a new member to its board of directors.  Dave Nelson, chief development officer at the Advanced Urology Institute of Georgia, was appointed to the board earlier this month. MindPath Care Centers provides various types of therapy, counseling and addiction recovery services […]

UHS Ramps Up Behavioral Health JV Activity But Struggles with Workforce Shortages

Despite being one of the largest behavioral health providers in the country, Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) isn’t immune to industry pain points such as workforce shortages and regulatory pressures. But even with those struggles, UHS continues to grow its behavioral health footprint and market hold. The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based company has done that […]

NAATP Adds New Member to Board of Directors

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), a trade organization representing providers of addiction services, has named Robin Piper to its board of directors. Piper is the clinical director and CEO of Turning Point of Tampa, which provides 12-step outpatient and residential assistance to individuals being treated for substance use disorders and eating disorders, […]

NABH’s New CEO Tackles Lofty Goals in Year, Decade Ahead

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) is kicking off the new decade with a new leader. Shawn Coughlin took over as president and CEO of the trade association Jan. 1, following the retirement of the organization’s long-time leader Mark Covall, who headed up NABH for the past 24 years. With Coughlin at the helm, […]

Medical Hospital Creates, Fills New Behavioral Health Director Position

Cleveland’s St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, the city’s sole downtown hospital, has created a new position — chief clinical officer of behavioral health and addiction medicine — and hired Michael Biscaro to fill the role. Biscaro, who officially started Monday, comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, where he […]

Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers in California Begin Strike

About 4,000 Kaiser Permanente mental health workers in California are striking this week in what they say is an effort to shorten wait times for patients and reduce caseloads for therapists.  The psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurses and other healthcare professionals involved are members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). The weeklong strike was […]

State Behavioral Health Group Bets on Development Center to Help Labor Shortage

From coast to coast, the workforce shortage is hurting behavioral health providers, leaving many stumped as to how to fix the problem, which has been affecting access to care and providers’ business operations for years. But industry leaders and advocates in Illinois have a plan: They’re hoping for the development of a unique state-wide workforce […]

Where Telehealth Fails to Address Psychiatrist Shortage, Collaborative Care Can Help

Telehealth is often lauded as the answer to a common problem plaguing many sectors within the health care industry: a shortage of qualified workers. That’s especially true in behavioral health care, where treatment doesn’t always require a physical examination. In fact, behavioral health care often dominates the telemedicine field. Take Michigan, for example: NPR reported […]