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06/19/2020 | Beel Appointed Chief Executive Officer at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2020 Contact: Eric Wandersleben c: 614-359-6754

Beel Appointed Chief Executive Officer at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare

Beel(COLUMBUS – June 19, 2020) The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services today announced the appointment of Frank Beel, Frank Beel, MHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as Chief Executive Officer of Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (TVBH). Beel will replace Bob Short, who has been serving as interim CEO since February 2020 following the retirement of Veronica Lofton.

As CEO, Beel will oversee approximately 450 hospital employees, 28 Community Support Network staff, and be responsible for the wellbeing, care and treatment of 230 patients (including the Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Unit) at the Columbus psychiatric hospital. In addition to overseeing day-to-day hospital operations, Beel will also manage relations with the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Boards in the 15-county central Ohio catchment area served by the hospital.

Beel is a proven leader with 22 years of experience at differing levels within Ohio’s public and private mental health services system. He most recently served as System Chief Nursing Officer at the Department. He holds master’s level degrees in Health Administration and Nursing from the University of Phoenix and earned an associate degree in Nursing from Sinclair Community College. Beel, who is Boardcertified as an Advanced Nurse Executive, is a veteran of the United States Army Reserve and a John Glenn Leadership Academy L2000 Fellow.

Beel is a native of New Carlisle, Ohio, and currently resides in Donnelsville.

“With TVBH’s rich history and strong community presence, I am truly humbled for the opportunity to serve as the next CEO,” said Beel. “As the interim nurse executive at TVBH, I had the opportunity to witness firsthand the extraordinary efforts and compassion by all team members to deliver safe, high quality and efficient care. I look forward to preserving our existing community partnerships while also exploring new collaboratives as we work together to improve access to treatment and hope of recovery for Ohio’s most vulnerable population.”

TVBH is one of six Regional Psychiatric Hospitals maintained by OhioMHAS. The hospital serves residents from Champaign, Crawford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Highland, Knox, Licking, Logan, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Union counties. For more information, visit Regional Psychiatric Hospitals | Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ohio.gov).

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