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  • Employees Report Making Progress at Work More Important Than Recognition, Meaningful Work

    December 19, 2017

    A study from research and technical advisory firm Forrester Research, Inc., Predictions 2018: Employee Experience Powers the Future of Work, highlights key shifts in the workplace that will contribute to growth by helping employees improve customers’ experiences. Among the study’s findings is that in the U.S., only 32 percent of employees are engaged. This lack…

    Creating a Culture of Well-being

    December 14, 2017

    Employers everywhere are learning that a healthy workplace is good for business. As a business leader, you have an opportunity to establish well-being as a key organizational value, and to create a culture of well-being—a supportive workplace culture that promotes good health for everyone, while boosting your bottom line. Our Creating a Culture of Well-being…

    Ranking the States – Mental Health America Releases its Annual Report

    December 11, 2017

    Mental Health America (MHA) recently released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which assesses the mental health status of U.S. youth and adults and ranks all 50 states based on their effectiveness in addressing treatment needs, access, and outcomes. MHA uses 15 different measures to establish a baseline to understand and rank states on…

    Beacon Health Options Names Russell C. Petrella President and CEO

    December 7, 2017

    BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced that it has appointed Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He follows Tim Murphy who will serve as a senior advisor to the company. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Beacon Health…

    Beacon Health Options Again Earns Full NCQA Re-accreditation as a Managed Behavioral Health Organization

    November 30, 2017

    Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leader in behavioral health management, announced today that it has received full accreditation as a Managed Behavioral Health Organization (MBHO) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Beacon has been an accredited NCQA MBHO since 2000. The accreditation includes the Beacon engagement and service centers in the following locations:…

    Workplace Resilience: An Evidence Review

    November 3, 2017

    A new report by the American Heart Association suggests that training employees in resilience is a useful strategy to reduce stress and depression in the workplace. According to the report “Resilience in the Workplace: An Evidence Review and Implications for Practice,” providing resilience training can strengthen a person’s ability to withstand, recover, and bounce back…

    Five Tips to Help a Loved One on the Road to Recovery

    November 1, 2017

    Recovering from a substance use disorder is often a long and difficult journey, and Beacon is there for you and your loved ones every step of the way. Recovery.org identifies five tips for living with a person recovering from a substance use disorder. Importantly, Recovery.org identifies that substance use disorders not only affects the individual,…

    Beacon Clinical Topic: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Outcomes

    November 1, 2017

    According to self-reported data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, at least one in four kids in the U.S. has experienced some type of neglect or abuse during their childhood with one in seven having experienced abuse or neglect in the last year. When we fail to address these issues, we put children further…

    Oral Surgeon Fights to Change How His Profession Deals with Addiction

    October 26, 2017

    Opioid prescription rates for dentists are higher than any other specialty. These prescription opioids—the amount in the public arena and their addictive characteristics—have been attributed as a major cause of the opioid epidemic. With more than 12% of all opioid prescriptions coming out of dentists’ offices, dental patients have had the opportunity to amass inventories…

    Beacon Health Options Names Michael Ramseier as West Region Market President

    October 11, 2017

    BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a national leader in behavioral health management, announced today that it has tapped Michael S. Ramseier to serve as Executive Vice President and Market President, West Region. This position gives him direct oversight of Beacon’s business in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and…