SUN Behavioral Health Announces New CEO, New Programs

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SUN Behavioral Houston is pleased to announce the hospital’s new CEO, Maurice A. Washington, RN, MSN. SUN Behavioral Houston is also pleased to offer a new patient care model which includes three new programs.

We are excited for Maurice to join our organization as we work collaboratively to ensure quality care and meet the mental health needs of the community.

SUN Behavioral Houston, the newest member of the SUN Behavioral Health family of psychiatric hospitals, is pleased to announce the hospital’s new CEO, Maurice A. Washington, RN, MSN.

“We are excited for Maurice to join our organization as we work collaboratively to ensure quality care and meet the mental health needs of the community,” said Steve Page, President and CEO of SUN Behavioral Health.

With a long history of healthcare service in acute psychiatric settings, Mr. Washington held previous clinical and administrative positions at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University-University Park and a Master of Science in Nursing-Public Health Nursing from LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

SUN Behavioral Health, which has no relations to prior owners, leased and performed extensive renovations on the facility located at 7601 Fannin Street. This location celebrated its opening in January 2016 as SUN Behavioral Houston. With three patient floors each divided into four distinct wings, SUN Behavioral Houston offers patients personalized programs to cater to their unique needs according to age, gender, and acuity. Along with the new hospital, SUN Behavioral Houston is pleased to offer a new patient care model which includes three new programs:

  •     Adolescent Inpatient – Provides diagnosis and rapid stabilization for individuals suffering from acute behavioral issues.
  •     Adult Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient – Provides structured full-day and half-day programs for adult patients struggling with mental health challenges.
  •     Adult Co-occurring Disorders – Provides treatment for individuals struggling with the dual challenges of chemical dependency and mental health disorders.

Other programs available at SUN Behavioral Houston are Mood and Anxiety Disorder Unit and Thought Disorder and Intensive Care Unit. Upcoming programs will include Adolescent Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient and Women’s Inpatient Specialization with a Trauma Component.

About SUN Behavioral Houston

SUN Behavioral Houston is a 148-bed behavioral health hospital located at 7601 Fannin Street in the Texas Medical Center. Opened in January 2016, the mission of SUN Behavioral Houston is to establish a center of excellence in the treatment of mental illnesses. The hospital operates a 24/7 assessment and admissions department to allow patients access to an array of services such as inpatient and outpatient care, psychiatric and substance abuse programs and specialized programs for youth, adults, women, and seniors. For more information, please visit http://www.sunhouston.com.

About SUN Behavioral Health – Solving Unmet Needs ®

SUN Behavioral Health operates freestanding psychiatric hospitals where a substantial unmet need for services exists. We work closely with medical and surgical hospitals, physicians and behavioral health care providers as well as local schools and community organizations to ensure that our hospitals provide our patients and their families with a seamless continuum of care that meets the highest standards of personalized treatment. For more information about SUN Behavioral Health, please visit http://www.sunbehavioral.com.

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