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Beacon Health Options President and CEO Russell Petrella, Ph.D. on the Signing into Law of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

October 25, 2018

Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leading managed behavioral health organization, applauds the passage of the landmark, bipartisan legislation, H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which was signed into law Wednesday, Oct. 24. Americans in every corner of our country have been hit hard by our nation’s opioid crisis. The devastation of this…

Military Families to Benefit from 6th Annual Beacon Health Options Charity Golf Outing

October 11, 2018

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 – Beacon Health Options, a leader in behavioral health management, is pleased to announce it will host its sixth annual Charity Golf Outing on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach. Proceeds from the outing will go to the National Military Family Association (NMFA), which provides…

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…