Brent Longtin, California VP of Operations, Signature Healthcare Services, LLC has announced Chad Hickerson as the new System CEO for Signature’s Northern California Behavioral Health System (NCBHS). He will be the System CEO for two Signature hospitals; Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, a 95-bed acute inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Santa Rosa, California and Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, a newly built 117-bed acute inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Sacramento, California, opening January 2021.
Chad brings 25 years of successful leadership in hospitals and health systems, most recently in the field of behavioral health. For nearly 9 years he served the California State Hospital system, successfully implementing California State Senate Bill 130 (mandated reduction of seclusion and restraint) in some of the most challenging state hospital programs. For 10 years he worked with the California Correctional Health Care Services Agency in the state’s prison system, where he served as a leader in prison hospitals and the prison health system in an executive capacity. In 2017, Chad joined the Telecare Corporation where he served as Vice President of Operations, leading acute inpatient, subacute inpatient, and urgent/emergent outpatient services. In 2021, Chad will begin serving on the Board of Directors for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California.
“Chad is known for bringing patient-centered care, a focus on safety and results to some of the most complex treatment settings, while developing and supporting the individuals they serve. He comes to us with a depth of experience in public/private partnerships, and a dynamic vision for the future of the Northern California Behavioral Health System” said Longtin.
About Signature Healthcare Services, LLC and Northern California Behavioral Health System
Signature Healthcare Services, LLC owns and operates 16 freestanding acute psychiatric hospitals throughout the United States, with hospitals located in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Texas. Their newest hospital, Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (#17), is part of the Northern California Behavioral Health System (NCBHS). Together with Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital in Santa Rosa, these hospitals provide a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for adults and adolescents needing mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Name: Connie Williams-Campbell
Organization: Northern California Behavioral Health System Company
Address: 1400 Expo Parkway, Sacramento CA 95815