Compass Health is promoting Aimee P. Monaghan to chief executive officer of the healthcare organization, effective December 1, 2016. Monaghan has served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Compass Health for the past 4 years. As CEO, she will assume more responsibility for the strategic direction of the company with its 500 employees offering inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services in several regions of the State.
Monaghan holds a Masters of Social Work degree from LSU, joined Compass Health in 2005. After four years in clinical management services, she served as a hospital Administrator from 2009-12.
Monaghan, a Kaplan native, is succeeding Chairman Mark J. Cullen who founded the Crowley based company in 1998. Cullen will remain president and CEO of Cullen Holdings, LLC, the organization’s holding company.
“Aimee has been instrumental in driving our company’s leadership development processes with a strong focus towards improving patient and physician satisfaction. We have full confidence in Aimee’s ability to execute Compass Health business strategies in the future. Plus, she’s just a really good person of integrity and enjoyable to work with”, said Cullen.
Monaghan said “Healthcare is a people business.Whether it’s our patients or our employees, it’s about taking care of people. My goal is to strive each and every day to ensure Compass Health provides quality services with compassion to our patients while supporting our employees with needed resources to be the very best behavioral health providers.”
Iberia Medical Center Opens Behavioral Center
Iberia Medical Center is pleased to announce the October 1, 2016 opening of the Behavioral Center at its North Campus, 600 N. Lewis St. Compass Health will manage the modern, state of the art 12 bed distinct part inpatient unit for Iberia Medical Center, serving seniors ages 50 years and older, under the clinical supervision of Psychiatric Medical Director, Dr. Chris Guedry announced Parker A. Templeton, FACHE, Iberia Medical Center President and CEO. Tori Mire, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be working in collaboration with Dr. Guedry. George Cousin, MD, Jose Mata, MD, Michelle L. Menard, MD, and Cesar Ramirez, MD are serving as Medical Consultants to the Behavioral Center. “Iberia Medical Center and Compass Health are working closely to provide high quality mental healthcare for residents in the Teche region. Inpatient psychiatric services have been historically under bedded in the region. We are taking steps to provide these needed services,” said Templeton.
Remi Savoy, RN and Danielle David, RN are leading Compass’ team of professionals caring for patients suffering from mental illnesses, ranging from mood disorders, major depression and mania to psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Mark J. Cullen, Compass Health CEO praised Iberia Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners and IMC executives for their vision and commitment to providing needed mental health services to New Iberia and the Teche Region. “In today’s challenging healthcare environment its very positive for a community when your local hospital has a visionary board and senior leaders willing to invest and systematically execute a plan to care for some of society’s most vulnerable population, the mentally ill”, Cullen said.
Compass Health will be also be collaborating with Iberia Medical Center for future expansion of outpatient mental health services to meet the needs of New Iberia and Teche Region residents. Approximately 25 new jobs were created locally thus far due to Iberia Medical Center’s commitment to expand mental health services.
Mental health consumers or family members may contact the 24/7 referral line at 1-888-640-5433 or call directly to the hospital at (337) 364-0441. The Behavioral Center at Iberia Medical Center is located on the 3rd Floor of the IMC North Campus at 600 N. Lewis Street. Iberia Medical Center has 122 licensed beds between its Main Campus located at 2315 E. Main St. and the North Campus. Compass Health, a leader in psychiatric and addictive medicine, is locally owned and headquartered in Crowley, LA.
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