Edward F. Littlejohn joins Meridian as the companies Chief Operating Officer

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Edward F. Littlejohn joins Meridian Behavioral Health Systems as the companies Chief Operating Officer. Edward comes to Meridian from Fountain Valley Regional, a 400-bed acute care facility, and is part of Tenet Healthcare Corp. and among the largest hospitals in Orange County.  It ranked No. 9 on the Business Journal list of the largest hospitals and generating more than $400 million in net revenue for 2016 with about 1,600 employees. Edward was responsible for day-to-day operations to ensure the continued growth of the hospital's award-winning, highly accredited services and strengthening the facility's mission, standards and values.  Fountain Valley Regional also made the list of the “best hospitals” in California compiled by U.S. News & World Report, ranking No. 42 in the state and No. 22 in the Los Angeles metro…
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Highland and Meridian Behavioral Health Systems Sign Definitive Agreement for Highland’s Sale

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Charleston, W.Va. – HHA, Inc., parent company of Highland Hospital Association and other Highland companies located in Charleston, West Virginia, today announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved a definitive agreement to sell Highland to Meridian Behavioral Health Systems of Brentwood, Tennessee. “Highland has recognized the need to adapt to the constantly changing health care system to be able continue to provide high-quality behavioral healthcare services to our community,” Cynthia Persily, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of HHA, said. “We are pleased to enter into this definitive agreement with Meridian, a recognized name in behavioral health care. We believe Meridian will enhance the ability of Highland to serve our community’s behavioral health needs and provide us the best path forward to meet our mission within the ever-changing…
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Meridian Behavioral Health Systems Celebrates Nurses’ Week.

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The leadership team of Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, recognizes the hard work and dedication, nurses provide to patients daily. Wes Mason, President and CEO stated “The nurses are the heart and soul of our facilities; they help drive quality outcomes for our patients, while providing the care and support needed for a speedy healthy recovery.” Throughout the country, nurses are being recognized this week; Meridian Behavioral Health System THANKS OUR NURSES for the care each and every one of you provide daily to ensure the long-term success of patients and Meridian Behavioral Health System.
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2017 Mental Health Awareness Month

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A Message from Wes Mason, President and CEO of Meridian Behavioral Health Systems. As we officially enter May, Mental Health Awareness Month, I must first applaud all the wonderful, dedicated individuals who support those with mental health issues. As I reflect on my career and how far we have come with the acceptance of mental health issues, I am the first to admit there is still room for growth. For many, the concern, is access to quality treatment for those seeking care. This is one of the fundamental reasons I began MBHS! Our mission is to provide all types of care, in areas where services are needed. By collaborating with state and local shareholders, we have had the fortunate opportunity to provide the sought after high quality services in areas…
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