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Addiction Treatment Committee

With addiction treatment a major service provided by its members, the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) has established the NAPHS Addiction Treatment Committee. The group is similar to existing constituency committees within the association for Youth Services and for Behavioral Health Services within General Healthcare Systems.

 

“Looking at NAPHS Annual Survey data, about 25% of NAPHS members offer residential addiction programs,” said NAPHS President/CEO Mark Covall. “About half of the hospitals have addiction treatment, and many more offer outpatient addiction treatment. It’s important that we hear the concerns and priority issues of our members working in these areas.”

 

The committee includes:

 

Chair:

  • Jerry E. Rhodes, Acadia Healthcare, Inc., PA

Members:

  • Marina Cecchini, M.P.A., Administrator, UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, FL
  • Jim Dredge, CEO, The Meadows of Wickenburg, AZ
  • James Duff, Division President, Acadia Healthcare, Inc., GA
  • William Hartigan, president/CEO, Liberty Behavioral Management Corp., NJ
  • David Hillis, F.A.C.H.E., Chairman & CEO, AdCare , MA
  • Jeffrey W. Hillis, President, AdCare Hospital of Worcester, MA
  • Jim Igo, vice president, INTEGRIS Mental Health, Inc., OK
  • Kathi Lencioni, MPH, FACHE, senior VP/CEO, SHARP Mesa Vista Hospital, CA
  • Joe Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc., PA
  • David Sack, M.D., chief executive officer, Elements Behavioral Health, CA
  • Michael J. Salazar, Psy.D., CEO/Managing Director, KeyStone Center, PA
  • Debbie Sanford, R.N., M.B.A., chief officer, Pine Grove Behavioral Health, MS
  • Kevin P. Sheehan, President & CEO, Community Interventional Services, CA
  • Blair Stam, executive vice president, Signature Healthcare Services, CA
  • Dan Valentine, Ph.D., director, Ancillary Services, SHARP McDonald Center, CA
  • Robert Waggener, CEO, Foundations Recovery Network, TN
  • Richard Wohl, M.S.W., M.B.A., president, Princeton House Behavioral Health/Princeton Health Care System (In-Patient), NJ

Staff Liaison:

  • Mark Covall, President & CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington, DC
  • Nancy Trenti, JD, Director of Congressional Affairs, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington, DC

 

The committee works to:

  • advocate for improved insurance coverage, patient access, and payment/reimbursement for addiction treatment services;
  • raise the importance and visibility of addiction treatment on the national agenda (as well as within the association) and work with members on state-level issues;
  • build coalitions in support of addiction treatment policy issues;
  • evaluate and foster understanding of how addiction treatment fits into broader healthcare reform;
  • foster networking on critical issues (such as clinical care, administration, financing, accreditation, and more).