ValueOptions Names Steve Rockowitz, Psy.D., Vice President for California Service Center

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Steve was recruited for this position because of his clinical background, extensive experience in managing behavioral health service centers, strong leadership skills, history of working with large employers, and knowledge of the California marketplace

Steve Rockowitz, Psy.D., has been named Vice President of the Cypress (Calif.) Service Center for ValueOptions, the nation’s largest privately-held managed behavioral healthcare provider.

A senior health care executive with more than 16 years of experience in behavioral health management, Rockowitz will be responsible for implementing and administering all services for the company’s western region. He will provide administrative oversight and supervision for the service center, leading ValueOptions to meet performance standards and compliance expectations. He also will be involved with clinical, operational, and account management. Also, Rockowitz will serve as the Chairman of ValueOptions of California, a subsidiary of ValueOptions, which has a Knox-Keene license to operate as a Third Party Administrator in the state.

“Steve was recruited for this position because of his clinical background, extensive experience in managing behavioral health service centers, strong leadership skills, history of working with large employers, and knowledge of the California marketplace,” said Chris Wilson, Senior Vice President of National and Health Plan Accounts for ValueOptions.

Rockowitz previously held leadership positions with several of the industry’s leading managed behavioral health organizations, including United and PacifiCare Behavioral Health. In his new position, Rockowitz will report directly to Wilson.

About ValueOptions

ValueOptions, one of the nation’s largest and most-respected managed behavioral care providers, covers 24 million individuals through a variety of direct contracts with health plans, employers, as well as through state and county agencies. ValueOptions is a national managed care company that specializes in disease management for all mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses. The company was founded in 1986 by psychiatrist Ronald I. Dozoretz, M.D. Previously known as OPTIONS Health Care, the company merged with Value Behavioral Health in 1998 to form ValueOptions.

About Private Sector Operations

ValueOptions is a leading national provider of managed behavioral health care for companies of all sizes. In partnership with employer organizations, ValueOptions designs behavioral health solutions that anticipate needs, pinpoint troubling trends, fine-tune prevention and treatment, and ensure more positive health outcomes. ValueOptionsÂ’ products and services create a happier and more productive workforce, while controlling costs for employers. ValueOptions sets the standard in employee assistance programs, work/life services, and managed behavioral healthcare.

For more information:

Steve Anderson

Vice President of Public Relations and Communications

ValueOptions

12369 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite C

Reston, VA 20191

Phone: 703-390-5225

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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