Kipu Health, Array Behavioral, Appoint New CEOs; aptihealth Fills Out C-Suite

Tech provider Kipu Health announces new CEO Kipu Health, a behavioral health software provider based in Coral Gables, Florida, named Carina Edwards its new CEO. “We’re seeing the needs of behavioral health providers only grow as they scale and evolve to serve a broad range of mental health challenges today,” R. Andrew Eckert, Kipu’s chairman […]

‘There’s A Lot of Growth in That Industry’: Addiction Treatment Viewed as Behavioral Health’s Top Expansion Area

More than 40% of polled behavioral health industry insiders believe the addiction and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment space has the most significant growth opportunity moving forward. That’s according to a new survey from Kipu and Behavioral Health Business, which included answers from 164 clinical and administrative staff members, C-suite level executives and others about […]

How ARC Health, Caron Treatment Centers Are Trying to Crack the Behavioral Health Staffing Code

It’s no secret staff turnover is expensive for behavioral health providers. And finding new clinicians is no easy task. Many providers are using innovative solutions to combat these issues, including training and licensing initiatives, flexible work hours, and promoting from within. The stakes are high for behavioral health providers to retain good employees. The cost […]

Embark Behavioral Health Fills Out Corporate Leadership, Names New CFO

Embark Behavioral Health has named several new executives to help it continue its growth strategy after recapitalizing late last year. The Chandler, Arizona-based youth behavioral health provider announced Tuesday it hired a new CFO and two segment leaders to strengthen its leadership team. The new hires will also help the company as it deepens its […]

Monte Nido Names New COO; Cerebral Appoints Chief People Officer

Monte Nido hires new COO Giulia Peterlongo has begun her new role as the chief operating officer at eating disorder provider Monte Nido & Affiliates. Before joining Monte Nido, Peterlongo worked for DaVita Kidney Care for almost seven years, recently serving as division vice president. She previously served as a health care specialist at McKinsey […]

New USC, Brookings Report Questions the Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

New research from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy questions the reality of a behavioral health workforce shortage in the U.S. It casts a skeptical view of the methodology used in crucial analyses of the behavioral health workforce shortage. It also questions the efficacy of many attempted solutions to addressing the perceived workforce shortage. […]

Digital, Retail Mental Health Services Are Straining Community-Based Behavioral Health Providers

Behavioral health services offered by digital health and retail companies have attracted many patients with lower-acuity mental health needs. In turn, many community providers are seeing an influx of higher-acuity patients who need in-person services. This often means that community providers assign their clinicians a less balanced caseload, which some warn could lead to burnout. […]

Discovery Behavioral Health Names Growth, Strategy Exec; Equip Hires First President

Equip hires its first president Equip, a virtual, evidence-based eating disorder treatment company, appointed Nikia Bergan as its first-ever president. Bergan will report to co-founder and CEO Kristina Saffran and serve as an observer on the Equip board of directors. For nearly 20 years, Bergan worked at the Advisory Board Company, part of Optum. Optum […]

33% of Behavioral Health Facilities Say Turnover Has Improved

Turnover in the behavioral health space appears to have remained stable in 2022. That’s at least according to the 2023 Behavioral Health Salary & Benefits Report, released annually by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). This year’s report pulled from a survey of 462 behavioral health facilities, which collectively offered data on nearly 31,4000 […]

Population Health Provider Cityblock Lays Off 155 Employees, Reveals Restructuring Plans

Cityblock, a population health startup that offers physical and behavioral health services, has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 155 employees – about 12% of the company’s total workforce. The company’s CEO, Dr. Toyin Ajayi, said the layoffs are part of Cityblock’s maturation as it becomes more “agile” and “nimble” in delivering care. “Some […]