12/2/2016 Points to Development, a quarterly Compass Health leadership development event, was held on Nov. 29th and Nov. 30th. The event was organized by the PTD committee consisting of Cassie Lacombe, Allison Kidder, Riane Ortego, Lindzie Hale, Danielle David, Michelle Fontenot, Wanekia Clark, and Brady Chatelain. In attendance were leaders from across the company. Leaders brought with them toys collected from their facilities. The toys will be donated to local Toys for Tots donation sites. Angela Law, consultant with the Studer Group, coached Compass Health's leadership in a two-day seminar themed "Building the Framework." The PTD opened up with a motivational video and continued throughout the day with lectures from Ms. Law of the Studer Group, presentations, interactive exercises with staff participation, and governing board forum. Points discussed in the two-day event covered topics of leadership development to create desired outcomes, evidence-based results, goals, rounding, and skills to create consistency and accountability. Overall, Points to Development was a valuable tool to educate the Compass leaders to better service all of our community hospitals, employees, and patients with compassion, integrity, skill and innovation.
Compass Names New CEO
11/21/16 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
9/30/16 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 For more information, contact Madlyn Boustany Juneau (Director of PR) at (337) 288-9451 or 337-788-3330. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compass Health and University Hospital & Clinics partner to re-open Detox Unit
Compass Health has recently partnered with University Hospital and Clinics and will manage the new Medical Detox Program. The program opened on January 3, 2014 at UHC. Dr. Kent Humble will be serving as the Medical Director for the program. The voluntary program is available for patients 18 years or older and provides 24 hour medical supervision. To read more about the opening of the unit click on the link Hospital Restores its Detox Program.
Compass Health Selected to Healthcare's Hottest List for 2012 by Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare's Hottest Recognition Program honors the fastest growing companies and organizations in the industry as measured by revenue growth over a 5 year period. Forty companies, including Compass Health, were selected among the following sectors: hospitals/hospital systems, physician group practices, payers/insurers, and suppliers. Compass is ranked #19 out of 40 of the healthcare industry's fastest growing companies. On July 23, Modern Healthcare announced the names of the 40 companies in alphabetical order. To learn more about the program, visit modernhealthcare.com/healthcareshottest
Compass Health CEO Named Crowley Chamber 2011 Business Person of the Year
(Courtesy of acadiaparishtoday.com) The Board of Directors of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Mark Cullen as the 2011 Business Person of the Year. Mr. Cullen founded Compass Health in May of 1998 as an outpatient community mental health center located in Kaplan. With only three employees and less than one year later, the second location, a mental health rehabilitation agency, was opened in Crowley. Following these two locations, in early 2000, Mr. Cullen’s team organized and launched the company’s first inpatient unit in Kaplan. In 2002, with three inpatient units and three outpatient units, Cullen consolidated the company’s billing, finance, and marketing operations to form one home office in Crowley. This first home office location was established by renting an office space on the second floor, above Gremillion’s Drug Store on North Parkerson Avenue. Compass Health has since seen incredible growth. Over the past three years, they have experienced an 89 percent growth rate and employ of over 450 staff members. The annual payroll systems of Compass account for more than $12.5 million dollars, with 108 employees and $3.25 million dollars in wages located within Acadia Parish. Today, their facilities include eight inpatient psychiatric hospital units totaling 105 hospital beds and 14 outpatient mental health programs. Originally based in Acadia and Vermillion parishes, the company has expanded their service region to include the metro areas of Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, and Lake Charles. Cullen takes special pride in working closely in partnership with community hospitals in Bunkie, Church Point, Kaplan, Opelousas, and Natchitoches. Additionally, the company owns and operates psychiatric hospitals in Crowley and Jennings plus a large outpatient facility in Mamou as part of its psychiatric health system. In 2010, Compass opened traditional, by appointment, outpatient psychiatric clinics in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Crowley, Kaplan, Jennings, Lafayette and Lake Charles to meet the growing consumer demands for less intensive psychiatric services such as individual counseling or occasional medication management. Whether the Affordable Care Act of 2010 is struck down by the Supreme Court or not, Cullen believes the healthcare industry is entering a more volatile period with ever increasing government regulations. Therefore, the company remains highly focused on regulatory compliance and providing high quality clinical programs with integrity, skill, and innovation. By emphasizing customer satisfaction in all endeavors among patients, their families, and healthcare leaders, Cullen predicts Compass Health will carefully continue expanding services as needed to meet the needs of mental health consumers and community hospitals close to home and across Louisiana. Mr. Cullen is married to Lynn Faulk Cullen where, together, they reside in Crowley and have four children: Katherine, Alyssa, Ross and Jon Austin. A native of Bunkie, he attended Louisiana State University at Alexandria and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. An active member of the community, Cullen is a member and past president of the Crowley Kiwanis Club and a member of St. Michael’s Church. He is also a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems Committee of Behavioral Health Systems within General Health Systems and a board member of the National Association of Behavioral Health. He also supports the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited and CCA Louisiana Chapters. As a member of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce, Compass Health has been a major supporter of the Acadia Parish Health Fair where they were a sponsor and volunteered their time. They have also supported other Chamber events such as the Annual Golf Classic, Gumbo Cook-Off and Annual Banquet. Mr. Cullen and his employees frequently attend the chamber’s Network at Noon events and Business After Hours, in addition to other annual events. Please mark your calendars to join the chamber on Thursday, May 26 for the Chamber’s Annual Banquet, where Mr. Mark Cullen will be honored as the 2011 Business Person of the Year. The chamber will also recognize the Humanitarian of the Year, the Outstanding Young Citizens and the Chamber’s Board of Directors.