Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Tampa General appoints Humana exec as CEO of new behavioral hospital

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has named Doug Leonardo as CEO of its new behavioral hospital. 
  2. Few know PCPs can prescribe opioid use disorder meds: Study

    Most Americans are unaware that primary care providers can provide medications for opioid use disorder, a barrier that could contribute to low rates of medication uptake, a study published June 28 in JAMA Network Open found. 
  3. 2nd executive at shuttered behavioral health chain dies

    A second executive at a recently closed behavioral health facility chain has died. 

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  1. U of Rochester to open pediatric mental health urgent clinic

    Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., will soon open a walk-in pediatric urgent care center to treat behavioral health concerns. 
  2. States lacking in behavioral facility oversight, federal report finds

    Many states do not have proper oversight of foster youths placed in residential behavioral health facilities, a report from HHS' Office of Inspector General found. 
  3. Behavioral health COO steps down after Optum acquires clinic

    The co-founder and COO of Plymouth, Minn.-based CARE Counseling plans to step down from his role, the Twin Cities Business Journal reported June 26. 
  4. 8 new behavioral CEOs in the first half of 2024

    Several behavioral health organizations have named new top executives in the first half of 2024. 

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  1. Multiple mental health centers abruptly close after CEO's death

    Retreat Behavioral Health has abruptly closed multiple treatment centers, according to local media reports. 
  2. Mental health provider affiliating with Meritus Health

    Nonprofit mental health organization Brook Lane is affiliating with Meritus Health beginning July 1.
  3. Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital names vice president

    Tanmay Mathur has been named vice president of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. 
  4. Behavioral health system names new CEO

    BayMark Health Services has named Marshal Salomon CEO. 

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  1. Should social media carry warning labels? Physicians weigh in

    Warning labels on social media sites could be a step toward improving children's mental health, physicians told Becker's. 
  2. Closed hospital to be repurposed as behavioral health facility

    A shuttered New York hospital is set to be repurposed as a 100-bed behavioral health facility. 
  3. Michael Dowling: The many reasons we've spawned 'The Anxious Generation'

    Fifteen years ago, we started a mental health program geared toward the plethora of college students struggling with severe anxiety, depression and bipolar and psychotic disorders. Based at one of Northwell's psychiatric facilities, Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York City, the Behavioral Health College Partnership Program has grown rapidly over the years, treating more than 7,000 students from 96 New York colleges and universities. Demand has been so intense, we've had to add new locations.
  4. Factors shaping LGBTQ+ youth mental health: How to best support unmet needs

    The LGBTQ+ youth community is one of the most marginalized and underserved groups in the United States when it comes to healthcare. According to The Trevor Project, 56 percent of LGBTQ+ youth cannot even access mental health services, and when they can, their experiences are often less than ideal. In fact, 32 percent of transgender youth report that their provider intentionally misgendered them. 
  5. Behavioral mergers and acquisitions down in 2024

    Mergers and acquisitions in the behavioral health space slowed in the first four months of 2024 compared to 2023, according to PwC's midyear outlook, published June 19. 
  6. MetroHealth plans psychiatric emergency department

    Cleveland-based MetroHealth plans to open a new psychiatric emergency department as another closes its doors. 
  7. How this system grew from 1 mental health provider to 40

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health has grown its mental health staff from one psychiatrist in 2017 to nearly 40 clinicians. 
  8. Federal opioid trial falls short in reducing deaths: Study

    A federal opioid trial fell short of its goal to reduce opioid deaths by 40%. 
  9. Texas invests $1.5B in new behavioral health facilities

    Texas aims to increase access to inpatient mental healthcare via seven new state hospital projects announced by Gov. Gregg Abbott June 20. 

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