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Meridian’s CEO Retiring After 36 Years of Service

Longtime executive, at the largest comprehensive provider of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services in North Central Florida, will step down after 36 years.

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Levy County Adopts Resolution to Reduce Number of Inmates with Mental Illness(es)

Affiliation with The Stepping Up Initiative will Strengthen Existing Efforts Fact: An estimated 2M people with a mental illness are imprisoned each year, nationally. Gainesville, Fla. – On February 5, 2019, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted a resolution, which was established by the national Stepping Up Initiative, in order to support […]

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Coping with Aftershocks of Tragedy

Meridian’s Director of Children’s Outpatient Services offers perspective on recent suicides by Parkland survivors as reported in an NPR broadcast.

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Developing Case Rates? Better Find Your ‘Single Source Of Truth’

Knowing how to develop bundled payments and case rates is an executive team skill set that will become more important as value-based reimbursement models mature. While the majority of VBR contracts remain in fee-for-service models with a bonus or penalty, the use of case rate reimbursement is on the rise, and this brings a new […]

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April to November 2018 Results of GPD / Meridian Co-Responder Team

In April of 2018, the Gainesville Police Department and Meridian Behavior Healthcare Inc. teamed up to form the city’s first mental health co-responder team. The team is made up of a full time police officer, Shelly Postle, and a mental health clinician, Makenzie Boyer, who respond to calls for service suspected of having an involvement […]

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Meridian to Form Mobile Response Teams

Program Designed to Serve Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Fact: Meridian’s Four Teams will Cover 11 Counties and a Population Totaling ~280K             In partnership with law enforcement, local school districts, Alachua County Crisis Center, and other key stakeholders, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. will form four quality-staffed Mobile Response Teams (MRTs) within Meridian’s established 11-county […]

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Motorcycle in front of Meridian table Charity Poker Run is Winning Hand

Bikers Ride 77 Miles for Mental Health Fact: 1 in 5 people are affected by a mental health illness. On Saturday, January 19th, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., along with several sponsors and supporters, kicked off their inaugural “Ride for Meridian” – a charity poker run that included five stops, covering 77 miles through Gainesville, Trenton, […]

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Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

Notable Community Leaders Recognized for Achievements           Last night, at Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Hall, before an audience of 120, which included many of North Central Florida’s notable community leaders, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare held its annual awards ceremony, honoring the achievements of community partners and its staff in promoting and providing […]

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Meridian Partners with Upscale Pizza Chain to Promote Mental Health Awareness

Read on for the “Not-So-Secret” Ingredient to Wellness!            On November 5th, Meridian partnered with Midici’s newly opened Celebration Pointe location to cook up the recipe for wellness, raising just over $1500 for mental health awareness through meal and drink sales and a special raffle, all while treating patrons to live […]

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Retinking the Way We Work:

In this day and age, working adults are expected to work harder and longer. Most run as fast and as long as they can to meet demands, but can rarely catch up to the workload, or reach the ‘finish line’. How does this affect our overall wellness? “The ethic of more, bigger, faster generates value […]

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