Spring Health Announces New Chief Operating Officer;  Quartet appoints new chief growth officer

Spring Health Announces New Chief Operating Officer; Quartet appoints new chief growth officer

Spring Health Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Virtual behavioral health provider Spring Health has tapped Ariel Mortimer as its next COO.

Mortimer was previously COO of skincare company Heyday. Her resume also includes a stint as senior vice president of operations at fertility startup Kindbody.

“Ariel brings a wealth of experience to Spring Health. Her operational experience, leadership skills and strategic approach will be an invaluable addition to our operations and C-Suite teams,” April Koch, co-founder and CEO of Spring Health, said in a statement. “I am confident that she will continue to build on the growth and success of our operations team, who work day in and day out to put our members first.”

New York-based Spring Health is a B2B mental health provider that works with employers and health plans to offer digital support services, including exercise medicine, coaching, therapy and medication. In 2023, the company raised $71 million in new funding, bringing its total valuation to $2.5 billion.

Quartet casts Karen Mitchell in growing role

Behavioral health provider Quartet Health has named Karen Mitchell as its new chief growth officer.

Mitchell comes to Quartet from AccentCare, where she was senior vice president of sales. Her resume also includes senior vice president roles at Signify Health and Cotiviti.

“Quartet Health has seen remarkable growth over the past five years. Our expanded service offerings have not only resulted in more patients receiving quality care, but have also dramatically reduced the overall cost of care,” said Christina Mainelli, CEO of Quartet Health, in a statement. “Karen’s addition to our leadership team and her healthcare experience will be invaluable as we manage our expansion and accelerate our care delivery strategy.”

Quartet was founded in 2014. Its business model is focused on partnering with health plans and systems to connect consumers with virtual behavioral health services. It also provides technology-enabled behavioral health services. The value-based care-focused company has raised at least $219.5 million in venture capital funding.

Henry Ford Hospital for Behavioral Health Names New Executive Director Ahead of Opening

Emily Sexton will step into the role of CEO at Henry Ford Hospital for Behavioral Health.

The new 192-bed facility, which was built through a joint partnership between Henry Ford Health and Acadia Healthcare, is based in Bloomfield, Michigan. The hospital is designed to be an academic medical center and to train students in behavioral health professions, including psychiatrists, medical students and nursing.

Sexton previously served as director of hospital operations and executive nurse at Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital. She has 20 years of nursing experience, including 10 years of experience as a nurse leader.

“The appointment of Emily as CEO is a critical step in the successful opening and operation of this hospital,” Dr. Adnan Munkara, president of the care delivery system and chief clinical officer of Henry Ford Health, said in a statement. “The need for comprehensive, compassionate behavioral health care is more important than ever. As the demand for behavioral health services in our communities continues to grow, Emily and her team will help ensure that our patients receive the best care possible. We are pleased that through our partnership with Acadia we have been able to find an executive of Emily’s caliber with roots in Michigan to lead this hospital.”

The hospital is expected to open in late 2024.

Accanto announces new Chief People Officer

Eating disorder provider Accanto has named Katie Kowalski as its new chief people officer.

Accanto is the parent company of the Emily Program, Veritas Collaborative and Gather Behavioral Health.

Kowalski joined Accanto in April 2023 as HR Director. Her resume includes a number of HR roles at companies including Quality Cycling Products and HR Consulting.

“Katie has proven to be a tremendous asset and I have great confidence in her ability to work hand-in-hand with our workforce to drive engagement, retention, excellence and performance,” Dr. Tom Britton, CEO of Accanto Health, said in a statement.

Accanto was created following the merger of eating disorder providers The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative. It is currently backed by PE firm Vestar.

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