7 Pennsylvania behavioral health updates

Here are seven updates on behavioral healthcare involving Pennsylvania that have been reported by Becker's since Feb. 2:

1. The Lenape Valley Foundation in Doylestown, alongside several organizations within Bucks County, plans to open a new behavioral health crisis center in the city, which will care for patients of all ages experiencing a mental health crisis.

2. Centre Hall-based Meadows Psychiatric Center named Rod Kornrumpf its new CEO and manager director

3. Tamra Williams, PhD, was selected to lead the department of health and human services for Montgomery County. Dr. Wiliams, a clinical psychologist, steps into this role after serving as chief clinical officer for Philadelphia-based Community Behavioral Health.

4. Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman checked himself in to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Mr. Fetterman, who suffered a near-fatal stroke in 2022, is seeking care for clinical depression.

5. Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania reintroduced The Homelessness and Behavioral Health Care Coordination Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The act would authorize grants within the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help state and local governments, tribal entities, public housing agencies, and continuums of care better coordinate services for behavioral health, including substance use disorder and homelessness.

6. Lehigh Valley Health Network and Universal Health Services, both based in Pennsylvania, have partnered to build a 97,000-square-foot behavioral health facility that will house 144 beds in the state's Hanover Township.

7. BriteLife Recovery's substance use treatment center in Hanover is now in network with Capital Blue Cross.


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