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New Senior Vice President of Performance Management Meridian is excited to announce the appointment of our New Senior Vice President of Performance Management, Mindy Chambers, LMHC. Mindy joined Meridian in 2014 as the Vice President of Risk Management and Program Development. During this time Mindy made great strides and improvements at Meridian, including being an integral part of the preparation for our […] Read More
New Vice President for Acute Care Services- Geoffrey Ammerman Meridian Behavioral Healthcare would like to welcome Geoffrey Ammerman as the new Vice President for Acute Care Services. Hailing from Northern Minnesota where he served as the Clinical Director for KidsPeace Mesabi Academy, a 108 bed treatment center for adolescent youth licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Geoff joins Meridian with a wealth of […] Read More
Hippodrome Community Partner Night – 1.24.2016 On Sunday, January 24th, Meridian will partner with the Hippodrome for their community partner nights for the performance of Collected Stories! The Hipp will be offering a discounted ticket price of $25 to anyone who mentions they are there to support Meridian and bring a donation of toiletries that evening. For every discounted ticket sold, […] Read More
Wellness Report- December 2015 Click here to view the December 2015 Wellness Report: Wellness Report_Dec2015                       Read More
Meridian Awarded 1.2 Million Dollar Federal Grant for Offender Reentry Program. Gainesville, Fla. (September 2015) – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare has been awarded a $1,200,000 Offender Reentry Program (ORP) grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS/SAMHSA). “We are honored to be receiving this grant, the impact for incarcerated individuals suffering from mental illnesses and substance abuse […] Read More
Meridian Awarded Navigator Grant! Meridian has been awarded a US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS/CMS) Cooperative Agreement to operate as an Exchange (Marketplace) Navigator. This new grant will provide funding to assist and educate our consumers and community on qualified health plans available on the Marketplace, as well as other available […] Read More
Media Alert- Putting a Roof Over Healthcare MEDIA ALERT For Immediate Release |September 1, 2015 For Information Contact: Laurie Michaelson ** 352-374-5600 x8218 Who: Meridian Behavioral Healthcare What: Launch of Primary Care Clinic, Capital Campaign. Meridian has received funding to cover staffing and operations for a proposed Primary Care Clinic in Gainesville, Fla. In order to complete the construction and equip […] Read More
Meridian Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation During the month of June the healthcare accreditation organization CARF International, conducted an onsite survey of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc.’s numerous programs and clinics throughout the North Florida region. This survey resulted in Meridian being awarded a three-year accreditation for meeting and exceeding CARF’s high standards. The CARF accreditation will extend through June 2018. This […] Read More
Legislative Update – Creating a Health Home at Meridian Dear friends and advocates, The legislative session is over and we were able to secure the funding for our Health Home! While the Governor vetoed the funds we requested to renovate and equip a space for the primary care clinic, Meridian will still receive funds to staff and operate a clinic. As a result, our […] Read More
Creating a Health Home at Meridian A Health Home for Individuals with Serious and Persistent Mental Illnesses and Addictions Many of Meridian’s patients face considerable challenges addressing their complex health needs. Individuals with severe mental illnesses and substance use disorders are particularly likely to have co-morbid illnesses that are also chronic in nature. Successful management requires that both sets of problems […] Read More

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