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September 11, 2020
Individuals who live with a mental health disorder can be vulnerable when it comes to their healthcare, particularly as it relates to the quality and continuity of their health and mental healthcare. Those with chronic or serious mental health disorders often have complex health and behavioral…
September 11, 2020
Business leaders generally stay current on industry trends. What happens when a pandemic disrupts those trends and makes prediction more uncertain than ever? We can study history or engage in wild speculation. Let us stick with history and focus on an area that seems ripe for speculation. The…
September 08, 2020
Universal Health Services on Tuesday announced that founder and CEO Alan B. Miller, one of the longest-serving chief executives in the nation, will be stepping down. He will be succeeded in January 2021 by his son Marc D. Miller, the current UHS president who was appointed to be the company’s next…
September 08, 2020
Employee assistance programs (EAPs) might well be relics. Yet replacing them with something better is not easy. A transition might be described in simple terms, but change is simple only in concept. People cling to tradition. More difficult yet is when social institutions have people clinging to…
September 03, 2020
CooperRiis, a not-for-profit residential mental health provider based in western North Carolina, has opened a new short-term treatment program in Asheville. CooperRiis at Ashville will have a 30-90 day mental health stabilization program that will prepare patients for longer-term residential…
September 01, 2020
As part of its effort to expand the number of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics nationwide to 500 by 2025, the National Council has launched the CCBHC Success Center, an online resource with information, implementation support, and advocacy materials for the CCBHC model. The website…
August 31, 2020
Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are relics. They were created decades ago when people were concerned about alcoholism in the workplace. We still care about this issue, but they are relics because employers fund this per-employee-per-month (pepm) benefit largely out of habit. Employers also fund…
August 27, 2020
In 25 years, Caron Treatment Centers CEO Doug Tieman has overseen substantial growth and consistent innovation. Over the next 10 months, he’ll have a new focus: Transition. Caron announced this week that Tieman will step down as the organization’s CEO in June 2021. The company is working with an…
August 27, 2020
Promises Behavioral Health this week announced that Deana Wilson has been named market CEO for The Right Step DFW, the company’s addiction treatment center in Euless, Texas. Wilson will be tasked with leading the program’s growth efforts, which will include facility renovations and implementation…
August 12, 2020
Most stories about U.S. healthcare today note that we endure far greater costs with inferior results compared to other advanced countries. Costs have been escalating for decades, but in recent years no discussion of cost is complete without addressing the concept of value-based financing. Yet this…
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