Unity Psychiatric Care, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners, has named Teresa Houser administrator of its Huntsville, Alabama location.
Houser oversees operations for the psychiatric hospital, which provides compassionate and stabilizing care for seniors dealing with an acute mental health crisis, as well as behavioral complications from dementia. Treatment services include a comprehensive health and psychiatric evaluation, medication assessment, nutrition evaluation, pain assessment, therapeutic activities and educational support.
“Throughout her career, Teresa has demonstrated an ability to make measurable quality improvements at behavioral healthcare facilities, while leading, developing and motivating teams,” said American Health Partners’ CEO, Michael Bailey. “She will help maintain the safe, comfortable and caring environment we provide our patients at Unity Psychiatric Care.”
Houser joins Unity Psychiatric Care from her previous role as executive director of the New Season Birmingham Metro Treatment Center in Birmingham, Alabama. During her time at the outpatient substance abuse treatment facility, she led improvements in patient care, ensured compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements and decreased staff turnover.
“I have a passion to serve those in need, while treating everyone with dignity and respect,” said Houser. “Our Huntsville team will work hard to help restore peace and eliminate suffering for our patients experiencing mental health issues.”
Previously, Houser led a public-private healthcare partnership between MHM Services and the Alabama Department of Corrections with a focus on maintaining compliance with national treatment standards and offer guidance for continuous quality improvements in 14 correctional facilities. Additional roles have included deputy director of development/operations for Lighthouse Counseling Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and mental health counselor at the Valdosta State Prison in Valdosta, Georgia.
She is an Alabama native from Etowah county and graduated from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, with a Bachelor of Science in counseling. Houser has also earned master’s degrees in marriage and family counseling and religious education from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening and learning woodworking.
To learn more about the Huntsville location and services or to set up a tour, please visit unitypsych.com/huntsville or call (256) 964-6700.
About Unity Psychiatric Care in Huntsville
Unity Psychiatric Care is a 20-bed psychiatric hospital that specializes in treating adults ages 55 and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis or behavioral disturbances, included those related to dementia. Private rooms are available, and admissions may be accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unity Psychiatric Care accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. The Huntsville facility is one of five psychiatric hospitals operated by Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners Inc. For more information, visit UnityPsych.com or call (256) 964-6700.
About American Health Partners
American Health Partners Inc. provides a continuum of healthcare services that aid recovery, prevent unnecessary hospital stays and improve quality of life for older adults. In Tennessee and Alabama, the company owns 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; five psychiatric hospitals; multiple home health and hospice offices serving 31 counties; and a long-term care pharmacy. Two other divisions provide Institutional Special Needs Health Plans (I-SNPs) and medical staffing in nursing homes in Tennessee, Georgia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Missouri. American Health Partners is based in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, visit AmHealthPartners.com or call (615) 902-5200.
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