Musik, Pennsylvania – Geisinger and Acadia Healthcare Company have appointed Jenna Pacini as Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast. Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast is a new 96-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital built in her Moosic through a joint venture partnership between Geisinger and Acadia. In his new role beginning August 15, Mr. Pacini will oversee facility development, including staff recruitment and training, clinical program design, and oversight of all major functions leading to the opening of the new hospital.
“I am honored to be chosen for this role,” said Pacini. This is an opportunity, and I look forward to building a culture of compassion and clinical excellence with an unwavering commitment to patient care.”
According to data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults in the United States experiences a mental illness each year, and more than 1.8 million adults in Pennsylvania have a mental illness. Geisinger anticipated the need to provide behavioral health services to patients in need of care. As further evidence of the need for additional hospitalization numbers, 26% of adult discharges and 62% of pediatric discharges referred her Geisinger’s services home her community in her area to seeking inpatient behavioral health care. A distant patient. This is all the more important with the recent news that community capacity for inpatient psychiatric services has been closed.
Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast is the first of two hospitals the joint venture plans to build to provide high-quality inpatient behavioral health services in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Central, a second new self-supporting behavioral health hospital, will be built in Danville, Pennsylvania. Both hospitals serve adult and pediatric patients.
Megan Brosious, Chief Administrative Officer of Geisinger’s Central Region Clinical Operations, said: “As the demand for behavioral health services continues to grow in our community, Jenna is committed to helping patients receive the best care possible. We are delighted to have found an executive with Jenna’s capabilities, with Pennsylvania roots, to lead the stage.When Moosic is operational, we will have a strong leader and blueprint to open Danville. increase.”
Mr. Pacini of SHRM-SHP served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Belmont Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia. Belmont Behavioral Health System is a 252-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital and the largest independent psychiatric teaching hospital in the region. She joined Belmont in March 2011 and assumed the roles of Head of Human Resources in 2015, Head of Operations in 2020 and Chief Operating Officer in 2021. As Director of Operations and her COO, Ms. Pacini was responsible for the company-wide support services department. place. She has also led replacement facility projects in Belmont, working with both the construction project management team, general contractors, and building firms to ensure that replacement facilities meet the needs of her community in Belmont, and coordinate projects in a safe and timely manner. guaranteed to do. transition.
Prior to joining Belmont, Mr. Pacini held various human resources positions of increasing responsibility at major health systems, including Catholic Health East and Mercy Health System. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Penn State University and a Master of Science in Organizational and Strategic Leadership from Neumann College.
About Acadia Healthcare
Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral health services in the United States. As of June 30, 2022, Acadia operates a network of 239 behavioral health facilities with approximately 10,600 beds in 39 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 22,500 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients every day, Acadia is the largest independent behavioral health company in the United States. Acadia provides behavioral health services to patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty care facilities, and residential care centers. and an outpatient clinic.