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Low clinician pay leaves rural areas underserved

April 25, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Mental health professionals in rural northeast Indiana say their region has a shortage of qualified clinicians because of low wages and limited opportunities for professional growth.

Abromovich named CEO of Timberline Knolls

March 29, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Timberline Knolls has named Sari Abromovich, MSW, MBA, as its new CEO and is working on a 56-bed expansion project.

Workforce funds aim to cover clinician training and loan forgiveness

March 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

New training grants and a loan repayment program seem to signal that Washington is at last acknowledging the workforce shortage among addiction treatment providers.

RCA opens 140-bed center in Maryland

March 20, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Recovery Centers of America has opened a large inpatient, outpatient and detox facility in Maryland, which has a capacity of about 2,500 patients per year, generating approximately $40 million in annual revenue.

Rowling named new CEO of Origins

March 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Robert Rowling Jr. has been named chief executive officer of Origins Behavioral HealthCare, replacing Drew Rothermel, who held the position since April 2014.

Sexual harassment elevating toward zero tolerance

March 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Sexual harassment training should include information on how to file a complaint if harassment occurs. However, BHE has discovered in a recent survey that 15% of treatment centers don't offer any training at all.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

Workforce Survey 2018

February 20, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

BHE recently surveyed its audience on today's workforce issues, and respondents clearly sense there’s an inadequate supply of clinical employees. In fact, almost half have abandoned expansion plans because of concerns about finding enough staff.

Why your sexual harassment training isn’t nearly enough

January 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

When I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that men/boys come to understand the impact sexual harassment has.

Engagement is an essential part of the solution to the workforce shortage

December 21, 2017  |  Michael Flora
Perspectives

Not being able to meet the demand for behavioral health services is one thing, but the workforce crisis is further exacerbated by high turnover rates as employees take advantage of a competitive job market.

How sexual harassment affects patients, clinicians and leaders

December 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Behavioral health leaders might be seeing new demand for treatment of stress disorders related to sexual harassment. They should be equally concerned about harassment policies in their own organizations.

Flood will become CEO of Ashley in January

September 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

In several respects, Rebecca Flood sees her move to Ashley Addiction Treatment as a homecoming.

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