Nicole Mason hired as Community Liaison for HBM Hospital Partnerships

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine (HBM) is excited to welcome Nicole “Nikki” Mason as its new Community Liaison. Nikki brings a combination of clinical and business development skills to the team, with most of her experience involving programming for state system-involved youth and their families. She also has experience with building partnerships, social media oversight, and team management for businesses experiencing periods of rapid growth.

Nikki has a passion for finding innovative solutions in all facets of her work, especially when related to quality and customer service. Her work is guided by her belief that all people deserve the opportunity to access high-quality care and be treated with dignity & respect. Nikki has her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from American International College, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Worcester State University.

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine offers family-inclusive and person-centered inpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults. To learn more about any of the programs available, please reach out to Nikki today.

Contact:

Nikki Mason

774-314-3490

[email protected]

Director of Business Development Appointed

 

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Worcester, MA – The Hospital for Behavioral medicine is proud to announce that it has named Catherine Collins as Director of Business Development. Catherine comes to HBM with several years of experience in the substance use disorder treatment field as a Business Development representative for various centers across Massachusetts. Social Media, Blog Writing and podcast experience was also part of her assignments in the field.

Catherine brings many years of sales experience and relationship building. Her opportunities at HBM will include growing the patient census, marketing the hospital, and increasing employee engagement.

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine (HBM) offers family-inclusive and person-centered innovative inpatient services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. To learn more about any of the programs, please reach out to Catherine today.

Contact:

Catherine J Collins

508-736-4259

[email protected]

Adolescent Mental Health Statistics and Getting Help at HBM

The 2022 statistics are out – and there is much insight taken from the numbers. In a report written by MHA (Mental Health America) National Organization, it calculates that the actual number of children without mental health coverage is 1.9% in Massachusetts to as high as 17.7% in Arkansas.

The rate of children with private insurance without coverage for mental or emotional problems is up 0.3% year over year, and yet there are still 950,000 youth in America without coverage for their behavioral or mental health.

Massachusetts ranks number three in the “rate of students identified as having an emotional disturbance for an IEP” at 20.22 students per 1,000.

If any of these statistics ring true for you and your family, and if you find yourself struggling with your child’s mental health, emotional disturbance or need for a little extra support, Hospital for Behavioral Medicine in Worcester is here to help. The adolescent program for ages 13 to 17 is an in-patient program that helps those with psychiatric symptoms that prevent them from functioning safely at home, school or community.

In November of 2022, we will be opening our child program for ages 3 to 12, providing a therapeutic and safe environment for our patients to recognize their behavioral and mental health needs and to develop coping skills to address the issues to help your child get back to living a safe life.

If insurance issues prevent you from getting help, call us – we can guide you. If your child has an IEP that you’d like our therapeutic approach to improve it – get connected.

There is no longer a reason to suffer, we welcome referrals from families, mental health professionals and healthcare providers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please call intake today at 774-314-3490 for a clinical assessment today.

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RANDALL HINES NAMED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Worcester, MA – The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is proud to announce Randall Hines, PhD, MJA, has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. Randall is a dynamic healthcare executive with a proven history of leading facilities in effective clinical practices and developing a universal continuum of care approach for patients. Using evidence-based programming and evaluation methodology, Dr. Hines focuses on excellent outcomes for patients.

Dr. Hines brings experience in operating large forensic hospitals with vulnerable, marginalized, and mentally challenged populations in both secure and unsecured facilities. He is highly skilled in using data to identify strategic goals, create key performance indicators, and cultivate best-in-class clinical programs and initiatives. He also has experience in social justice and trauma-informed approaches to recovery, staff resiliency and self-care, organizational leadership and development, patient and family-centered care, facility administration, and finance and operations.

Dr. Hines has his Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, as well as a Master’s of Justice Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Correction from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine (HBM) offers family-inclusive and person-centered innovative inpatient services for children, adolescents, adultsand older adults. HBM also provides a very active outpatient partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults. HBM uses multidisciplinary, evidence-based treatment approaches, provided by a highly qualified team that includes psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and case management professionals. Inpatient services focus on crisis stabilization, medication management, group treatment, and discharge/transition planning.

Contact:
Hospital for Behavioral Medicine
(844)-319-0000

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!


Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!


As we celebrate the holiday season, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude and appreciation for our community partners.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to those we serve.
We couldn’t do what we do without you.

We look forward to a new year as we continue to work together to provide hope and help for our patients and their families.

Sincerely,
The Team at Hospital for Behavioral Medicine

Walgreens and Mental Health America are Teaming Up to Help Those in Need this Holiday Season

Walgreens is kicking this off with a $500,000 donation and will match every dollar donated, up to an additional $500,000 through 12/31/2021.

Jim Rollins Named Chief Financial Officer

Worcester, MA – The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is proud to announce Jim Rollins, has been named its new Chief Financial Officer. Jim is a dynamic healthcare executive with a proven history of leading facilities. Rollins’ duties are focused on the financial administration of the hospital, he also feels strongly about the hospital’s role in promoting behavioral and mental health, and combating stereotypes about mental health institutions. Jim comes to us from Arbour-Fuller, and has 35 plus years of experience in healthcare, financial services, and accounting.

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine (HBM) offers family-inclusive and person-centered innovative inpatient services for children, adolescents, adultsand older adults. HBM also provides a very active outpatient partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults. HBM uses multidisciplinary, evidence-based treatment approaches provided by a highly qualified team that includes psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and licensed mental health professionals. Inpatient services focus on crisis stabilization, medication management, group treatment, and discharge/transition planning.

HBM Welcomes New Staff

Please join us in welcoming our new staff!!! We are thrilled to have their experience and skills on our team. #HBM #mentalhealthawareness #welcome

76% of HBM Employees Vaccinated!

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is proud to share that 76% of our employees have been vaccinated! #HBM #76% #mentalhealthawareness #ourstaffareamazing

Scared and anxious about returning to offices, restaurants, and other public places?

Great interview on NPR with Samuel Nordberg about anxiety and returning to work and school.

Click Here to Read the Article