Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive


Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive


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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for a long-term study to test whether medical marijuana reduces opioid use among adults with chronic pain, including those with HIV.

The Joint Commission has awarded Laguna Treatment Hospital in Orange County, Calif., its Gold Seal of Approval.

Amerillealth Caritas, a Philadelphia-based Medicaid managed care organization, has donated $30,000 to the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute. The funds will be used to reimburse counties for the purchase of naloxone units.

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech has awarded nearly $200,000 to four qualified electronic health record vendors to build efficient pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data to the Commonwealth's Children's Behavioral Health Initiative.

The International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence, an addiction center that treats fire fighters battling post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder, has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for behavioral healthcare accreditation.

Newport Academy, a series of adolescent treatment centers specializing in mental health, trauma, eating disorders and substance misuse, has received Gold Seal of Approval accreditation from the Joint Commission for behavioral healthcare.

Bright Futures Treatment Center, a drug and alcohol rehab center based in Boynton Beach, Fla., announced it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval accreditation for behavioral healthcare and for opioid addiction treatment.


The Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators has announced its board officers and directors for fiscal year 2018: President Terri Sue Canale-Dalman, Chief, Office of Problem Gambling, California Dept, of Public Health; Vice President Jennifer Berg, Coordinator, Problem Gambling Services, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services; Treasurer Eric Preuss, Office of Gambling Treatment and Prevention, Iowa Dept, of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Health; Secretary Helen Ghebre, Program and Policy Consultant, Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.

Mihaela Zdrali, PsyD, AFBPS, APA, has joined Centerstone as vice president of outpatient services for its operations in Florida.

Melissa Smith, LCSW, has joined Malibu Beach Recovery Centers as clinical director.

Beacon Health Options announced that Daniel McCoy has joined the behavioral health management organization as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Trumpet Behavioral Health announced it has appointed Ned Carlson as chief executive officer.

Post Acute Recovery announced that John Rodolico, PhD, has joined the organization as chief clinical officer.

Diana Ramsay has joined The Tolan Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates Network of Offices, to lead the organization's Behavioral Health, Human Services, Family Services and Substance Abuse Practice.

Andrea Kulberg, PhD, has been named clinical director of the adolescent mental health and eating disorder programs at La Ventana Treatment Programs in Santa Barbara, Calif.

New Directions has announced the following executive appointments: Timothy Hoffman as chief information officer, Robin Jackson as chief financial and administrative officer, and Noreen Vergara as general counsel and chief human resources executive. …

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