Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Behavioral Healthcare is a monthly newsletter published by the Vendome Group L.L.C. in New York, N.Y. Its subject is the business aspect of behavioral healthcare and its audience is comprised of professionals working in the healthcare field.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 9, October

Big Board Creates Big Opportunities
More than 30 years ago, I inherited one of the largest boardsofdirectors of any nonprofit organization in the country. The 33 -member board represents the diverse group of 31 citizens who founded Aurora Mental Health Center (AMHC) in 1975 plus two later...
Big Board Creates Big Opportunities: Colorado Center Taps Group's Energy, Diversity of Opinion
More than 30 years ago, I inherited one of the largest boards of directors of any nonprofit organization in the country. The 33-member board represents the diverse group of 31 citizens who founded Aurora Mental Health Center (AMHC) in 1975 plus two...
From Darkness to Light
Kim Nguyen knows firsthand about the long-term effects of trauma. When she was a mere 13 years old, her family piled into a tiny fishing boat on an ill-fated attempt to flee Communist Vietnam. After three days of weathering storms in the vast South China...
From Darkness to Light: Clients Tell Their Stories of Recovery with Paint Brushes
Kim Nguyen knows firsthand about the long-term effects of trauma. When she was a mere 13 years old, her family piled into a tiny fishing boat on an ill-fated attempt to flee Communist Vietnam. After three days of weathering storms in the vast South...
Integrated Care, Patient Coaching Show Cost-Saving Promise
The nation's economically disadvantaged suffer from behavioral health conditions at a much higher rate than the general population. Rising unemployment is driving greater numbers of people toward Medicaid and governmentsubsidized health plans. Such economic...
Integrated Care, Patient Coaching Show Cost-Saving Promise: New LA Care Program Merges Care for Medical and Behavioral Health
The nation's economically disadvantaged suffer from behavioral health conditions at a much higher rate than the general population. Rising unemployment is driving greater numbers of people toward Medicaid and government-subsidized health plans. Such...
'Interesting Times' for Behavioral Healthcare
The behavioral healthcare industry will face many challenges in the coming year as states across the country slash their budgets to make up for revenue shortfalls. William Kyles, newly elected chair of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's...
'Interesting Times' for Behavioral Healthcare: New National Council Chair Sees Opportunity in Adversity
The behavioral healthcare industry will face many challenges in the coming year as states across the country slash their budgets to make up for revenue shortfalls. William Kyles, newly elected chair of the National Council for Community Behavioral...
Managing Your Way to Better Addiction Treatment Outcomes
In his seminal book, "Out of the Crisis" W. Edwards Deming famously posited that 85% of customer problems can be attributed to poor processes. In a field plagued by long waiting times, high-no show rates, and early dropouts, what are the implications...
Managing Your Way to Better Addiction Treatment Outcomes: Deming's Insights Transformed Toyota, Why Not Your Business?
In his seminal book, "Out of the Crisis," W. Edwards Deming famously posited that 85% of customer problems can be attributed to poor processes. In a field plagued by long waiting times, high-no show rates, and early dropouts, what are the implications...
Relationships-Based Recovery Revisited
Last month we told you about a great conference workshop by Dr. Bob Bohanske, Chief of Clinical Services and Clinical Training at Southwest Behavioral Health Services in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Bob maintains that a therapeutic relationship focused on the...
Relationships-Based Recovery Revisited: Powerful Results from Strengths-Based, Peer Relationships
Last month we told you about a great conference workshop by Dr. Bob Bohanske, Chief of Clinical Services and Clinical Training at Southwest Behavioral Health Services in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Bob maintains that a therapeutic relationship focused on...
Software Support: Need It? Get It!
A ny behavioral healthcare agency that has successfully implemented case management software can tell you what components were key to cess as well as how they use the application in meaningful ways. One item often overlooked in these lists, however,...
Software Support: Need It? Get It! Make the Most of Your Software Vendor's Help Desk
Any behavioral healthcare agency that has successfully implemented case management software can tell you what components were key to success as well as how they use the application in meaningful ways. One item often overlooked in these lists, however,...
States of Despair
When the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) had their annual Commissioners Meeting in St. Louis this summer, the mood was grim. Almost every state mental health department is facingsignificant budget reductions in...
States of Despair: Mental Health Agencies Face Deep Cuts as State Governments Slash Their Budgets
When the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) had their annual Commissioners Meeting in St. Louis this summer, the mood was grim. Almost every state mental health department is facing significant budget reductions...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
This month's coverage of the "state-of-the-state budgets" (p. 16) has been highly revealing in many ways. It will be a surprise to no one in today's economy that all state budgets for behavioral services are under intense pressure, with no end in sight....
The Modernization of Bradley Hospital
How did Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island - the nation's first psychiatric facility for children and adolescents - go from a crowded, outdated building to a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility in only one year after breaking ground?...
The Modernization of Bradley Hospital: Mixing Renovation and New Construction, Project Participants Achieved Cost-Effective Teamwork
How did Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island--the nation's first psychiatric facility for children and adolescents--go from a crowded, outdated building to a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility in only one year after breaking ground?...
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