Serving as the top executive of a behavioral healthcare organization takes a lot of hard work, attention to detail, commitment, and courage. Every day brings new challenges complicated by old problems, such as funding and staffing shortages. In the midst of these trying circumstances, some leaders have found ways to help their organizations not only survive, but thrive, serving their communities with excellence.
This is the fourth year Behavioral Healthcare is honoring such “champions” in the field. This year's honorees, nominated by readers and selected by the editors, are:
We hope you find the stories behind this year's honorees interesting, inspiring, and rejuvenating your passion for your own work. To read about past years' champions, visit http://behavioral.net/champions. To nominate someone for next year's awards, visit http://behavioral.net/championform.
Behavioral Healthcare 2008 December;28(12):8-15