Deborah Saper Named Chief Executive Officer

Worcester, MA, April 16, 2021 – The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine is proud to announce Deborah Saper, LMFT, has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. Deborah 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, Ms. Saper focuses on excellent outcomes for patients.

Ms. Saper brings experience in operating large forensic hospitals with vulnerable, marginalized, and mentally challenged populations in both secure and unsecured facilities. She is highly skilled in using data to identify strategic goals, create key performance indicators, and cultivate best-in-class clinical programs and initiatives. She 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.

Saper is pursuing her Ph.D. in Global Inclusion and Social Development from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hahnemann University (Drexel) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine (HBM) offers family-inclusive and person-centered innovative inpatient services for children, adolescents, adults, and 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.

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