2018 News

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Beacon Health Options Awards Three-year Grant to Shatterproof to Build a Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs

December 19, 2018

BOSTON – Dec. 19, 2018 – Beacon Health Options announced today that the company made a three-year grant to Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation substance use disorder (SUD) causes families. The funding will be used to help build a rating system of SUD treatment programs nationwide so that the general…

Beacon Health Options Responds to Alaska Earthquake

December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 — In response to the magnitude 7 earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, Beacon Health Options (Beacon) will be donating to the American Red Cross to help with continuing relief efforts in the affected region. Beacon has a long history of providing health solutions to over 63,000 Alaskans and many of our employees that…

Beacon Health Options Expands Access to Mental Health Care With Launch of Beacon Care Services

November 26, 2018

BOSTON – Nov. 26, 2018 – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leading behavioral health services company, today announced the launch of Beacon Care Services, which provides outpatient mental health therapy in locations, such as retail stores, that promise convenience, privacy and accessibility. This marks Beacon’s entry into the provider services market. The first Beacon Care…

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…