Articles

Valley Hope names new CEO

July 2, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Pat George is replacing long-time CEO Ken Gregoire, who retired on July 1, after 38 years of service to Valley Hope in various roles.

Uptick in employee drug use signals greater tolerance

July 1, 2015     Julia Brown

While drug testing strategies are all over the map, there’s not any one organization that is doing it just right. Experts say it’s important for organizations to design a plan and stick to it.

Annual design showcase brings balancing act to light

June 29, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Our expert panel weighs in on industry trends and balancing safety measures with the use of contemporary aesthetics in our annual Design Showcase.

New player Convalo wants sober to be sexy

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With three acquisitions so far, Convalo Health International projects to see $50 million in revenue by the end of 2015.

Your role in hepatitis C treatment

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With new prescription drugs offering a high cost but effective cure for hepatitis C, the context of screening and treatment has changed considerably.

FACT FILE: Hepatitis C and treatment centers

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Why the VA is outsourcing hepatitis C treatment

June 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly shifting 180,000 veterans who have hepatitis C to private payers for treatment.

American Psychiatric Association response

June 26, 2015     Saul Levin, MD, MPA

APA in response says doctors should rest assured that the DSM-5 is and will continue to be the guiding document.

How to monitor prescription drugs

June 24, 2015     Brian Albright

Mandated or not, use of monitoring programs can curtail doctor shopping, which is why pressure has mounted on Missouri to establish a program.

Resilience drives the recovery journey

June 23, 2015     Lori Ashcraft

Use these 5 steps to begin again when your career takes a turn. Just like the recovery process, you need to move forward with strength.

Things you never expected from ACA

June 22, 2015     Jill Sederstrom

Behavioral providers are often left with questions as they try to navigate a new world of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act.

BREAKING: Virginia Medicaid abandons DSM-5

June 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

DSM-5 has been controversial. Most behavioral providers are accustomed to using it, but the industry continues to argue over whether it's the right tool.  

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Pat Weston-Hall

June 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As CEO, Pat Weston-Hall knows the recovery business continues to change over time. Long-term, the best strategy is to remain focused on the patient experience as a way to stay true to the mission.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Andy Trentacoste

June 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Andrew Trentacoste, Creative Health Services' CEO and clinical director, seized an opportunity to propel the organization forward on the path to integration.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Mark Ishaug

June 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Mark Ishaug envisions more stakeholders working together to invest in housing because a person’s housing situation has a direct and dramatic effect on overall health.

POWER WOMAN SPOTLIGHT: Neisha Zaffuto & the rise of Medivance Billing Service

June 15, 2015     Jennifer Musselman
She is soft-spoken and unassuming. Unless you'd known in advance that Neisha Zafutto, 39, is Founder and President of one of the most successful billing companies in the addiction treatment field, you wouldn’t know by her reserved presentation.

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Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Matt Dammeyer

June 12, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Dammeyer recommends that behavioral health professionals shift their focus to outcomes—not anecdotal stories but empirical clinical outcomes—to determine whether their programs are successful. By chasing outcomes exclusively, programs will change the conversation.

Behavioral Healthcare announces 2015 Champions

June 12, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

We are delighted to announce the industry leaders that were selected as 2015 Behavioral Healthcare Champions. These four individuals have been honored for their unique brand of dedication, courage, inspiration and excellence as executives of behavioral health organizations.

Foundations brings nature, art and music into Memphis treatment center

June 12, 2015     Julia Brown

While locally inspired themes are incorporated throughout the facility and its property, visitors are transported somewhere far more tranquil than urban Memphis.

Natural elements transform facility's first impression

June 10, 2015     Julia Brown

The design team focused primarily on the building’s interior spaces, with a heavy emphasis on creating a new lobby that would be warm, welcoming and give a good first impression.

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