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Beacon Chief Growth Officer Christina Mainelli Featured in CIO Magazine About AI and its Benefits and Challenges Unique to Health Care

August 9, 2018

CIO Magazine recently featured Beacon Health Options Chief Growth Officer Christina Mainelli in the article, “How health care orgs are addressing AI challenges.” Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize health care, and Beacon is helping to lead the way. Below is a link to the full article. CIO Magazine: How health care orgs are…

MDLIVE and Beacon Health Options Partner to Bring Clients Trusted and Comprehensive Virtual Behavioral Health Services

August 7, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2018) – MDLIVE Inc., which is focused on delivering high-quality, convenient, cost-effective virtual medical, dermatological, and behavioral health care, and Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s leading behavioral health services company, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Using the benefits of telemedicine, MDLIVE will augment Beacon’s behavioral…

Anthem Behavioral Health Veteran Joins Beacon Health Options as Chief Medical Officer

August 2, 2018

BOSTON – August 2, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s leading behavioral health services company, announced today that Sherry Dubester, M.D., has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. In this role, she sets the roadmap and vision for Beacon’s clinical strategy and policy, as well as heads the…

Beacon Health Options Names Thurman Justice as Chief Financial Officer

July 10, 2018

Beacon Health Options (Beacon) today announced that Thurman Justice has joined the national behavioral health management leader as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 9, 2018. As CFO, Mr. Justice leads all aspects of Beacon’s financial operations. He reports to Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D., Beacon’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Thurman…

Beacon Health Options Sponsors NAMI Convention’s Welcome Center and Reminds Attendees: ‘Hope Knows a Place Here’

June 27, 2018

Beacon Health Options (Beacon) announced today its 17th annual sponsorship of the Welcome Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Convention. The focus of the 2018 convention is “Live. Learn. Share hope.” To support the convention’s theme, the national leader in behavioral health management designed its Welcome Center and booth (#301) around…

Beacon Health Options Congratulates Yale New Haven Health System on Winning the 2018 EASNA Corporate Award of Excellence

May 30, 2018

BOSTON – May 30, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon) congratulates its employee assistance program (EAP) client, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), for winning the 14th Annual Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) Corporate Award of Excellence. This is the 10th time in 14 years that a Beacon client has received this award.…

Mental Health News Education Honors Beacon Health Options Executive Jim Spink as a Champion of the Behavioral Health and Autism Communities

May 17, 2018

Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, today announced that Mental Health News Education (MHNE) has presented its 2018 Leadership Award to Beacon Mid-Atlantic Market President Jim Spink. The MHNE Leadership Award recognizes Mr. Spink for his more than two decades of championing treatment services and public policy that advance the…

Beacon Health Options Raises Minimum Hourly Pay Rate to $15

May 9, 2018

BOSTON, May 9, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, today announced that, after a comprehensive review, it has raised its minimum hourly pay rate to $15 per hour. Beacon made the change as part of its ongoing effort to invest in employees and attract talent. In addition to…

Beacon Health Options Premieres the Short Film Michael to Mark World Autism Month

April 25, 2018

BOSTON, April 25, 2018 – In recognition of World Autism Month, Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, is proud to share its short film, Michael. The film offers a window into the life of a 13-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other mental health conditions who benefits from…

Beacon Health Options Awards More Than $66,000 in Behavioral Health Community Reinvestment Grants to Five Organizations Serving Skamania County

April 24, 2018

Grants Will Help Develop Non-traditional Pathways for Delivery of Prevention, Early Intervention and Crisis Services A total of $66,100 in Behavioral Health Community Reinvestment grants from Beacon Health Options will enable five local organizations to expand the role of volunteers and peers in the delivery of behavioral health services to Skamania County individuals and families.…