Retreat Behavioral Health’s Executive Vice President, Kevin C. Andrews [M.A., M.S.W.] to Be Promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Retreat Behavioral Health’s Executive Vice President, Kevin C. Andrews [M.A., M.S.W.] to Be Promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Retreat Behavioral Health announces the promotion of Executive Vice President Kevin C. Andrews [M.A., M.S.W.] to Chief Operating Officer (COO). With over 30 years of experience in progressive healthcare, Andrews brings a strong background in Healthcare Operations, Quality Patient Safety, and Mental Health to his new role.

“Kevin Andrews shows a distinct passion for this field, evident through his work. His past experiences make him a perfect fit for Retreat and the growth we plan to make in the future,” says Retreat Behavioral Health President & CEO Peter Schorr. “The thing I noticed most about Kevin, and that makes me really excited to have him on board at Retreat, is how empathetic he is. He genuinely cares about the people who come through our doors, which is most important to me. We look forward to his leadership and his guidance in going forward with our future plans.”

An executive leader garnering over 30 years of experience in progressive healthcare, Kevin C. Andrews, M.A., M.S.W., brings a wealth of experience to Retreat Behavioral Health. Kevin states, “As the new COO, I am committed to carrying on the excellent work that has been done so far. I prioritize delivering quality behavioral health treatment to our patients and creating a positive work environment and employee culture.” 

Andrews holds a strong background in Healthcare Operations, Quality Patient Safety, and Mental Health. He has also focused on program development in the areas of behavioral health, quality, performance improvement, risk management, case management, infection control, medical staff and/or credentialing patient relations/guest services, and hospital re-engineering. He is passionate about improving hospital revenues and also holds a strong background in physicians, hospital relations, and physician practice management through the development of an ambulatory case management model. In addition, he has collaborated and partnered with community leaders and providers to enhance mental health services in Miami-Dade County. Kevin serves on the Boards of NAMI, Thriving Mind, and the Behavioral Science Research Institute.

Kevin will oversee all business operations company-wide in his new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

About Retreat Behavioral Health

Retreat Behavioral Health is a leading provider of comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment services. With locations in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida, Retreat offers personalized, evidence-based care to patients and families struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Programs include inpatient and outpatient treatment options, specialized care for veterans and first responders, and a focus on community engagement and education. For more information, visit https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/

Contact Information:

Maggie Hunt

Regional Director of Marketing

maggieh@retreatmail.com

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Retreat Behavioral Health’s Executive Vice President, Kevin C. Andrews [M.A., M.S.W.] to Be Promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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Connected Health Initiative Publishes Study on Americans’ Use of Personal Health Wearables

Connected Health Initiative Publishes Study on Americans’ Use of Personal Health WearablesAmericans are hopeful wearables will become a critical tool for better health, look for reimbursement support

The Connected Health Initiative conducted a national poll of Americans asking how they wear, share, and pay for their wearable devices. With the surge in popularity of wearable health technology devices, including activity trackers, smartwatches, and smart clothing, the study found the majority of those who own wearables experienced improved health and fitness outcomes, but upfront costs prove to be a barrier for many.

How Americans wear their wearables: 

  • More than 89 million Americans use a wearable device.
  • Of those Americans using a wearable, a majority of them track their exercise and fitness (86 percent), sleep (58 percent), and weight (51 percent).
  • Of those Americans using a wearable, 37 percent are managing a chronic condition.

How Americans share their wearable data:

  • Wearable health device owners currently, or are willing to, share this data with their healthcare provider: 82 percent. 
  • Wearable health device owners with a chronic condition say their wearable device has simplified the management of their health, as well as improved their quality of life: 40 percent.

How Americans would like to pay for their wearable: 

  • Millions of Americans have flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts (FSAs or HSAs), but they can’t use them to purchase modern health technology. These accounts mainly benefit middle-income earners. An estimated 70 million Americans are covered by HSA accounts alone, with approximately 78 percent of account holders earning less than $100,000 annually—and 70 percent earning between $30,000 and $90,000.
  • Fifty-seven percent of HSA/FSA participants without a wearable say they would be more likely to acquire one if their HSA or FSA covered it.

About the Connected Health Initiative

CHI is the leading effort by stakeholders across the connected health ecosystem to responsibly encourage the use of digital health innovations and support an environment in which patients and consumers can see improvements in their health. We seek essential policy changes that will help all Americans benefit from an information and communications technology-enabled American healthcare system. For more information, see www.connectedhi.com.

This nationwide poll was conducted between April 21-23, 2023, among a sample of 2,204 adults. The interviews were conducted online, and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on age, gender, race, educational attainment, region, gender by age, and race by educational attainment. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Contact Information:

Karen Groppe

Senior Director Global Communications

kgroppe@actonline.org

12408558947

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Gossip Stone TV’s “Hypno Challenge” set to transform lives with unique reality show

Gossip Stone TV’s “Hypno Challenge” set to transform lives with unique reality show

Gossip Stone TV’s “Hypno Challenge” set to transform lives with unique reality showHigh-quality hypnotherapy and specialists set to help participants improve their lives in new reality show from Gossip Stone TV Gossip Stone TV has announced the start of pre-production for their upcoming reality show, “Hypno Challenge,” which promises to give participants a second chance to transform their lives for the better. The show will feature high-quality […]

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Glidewell Partners With Overjet to Expand AI Offerings in Restorative Dentistry

Glidewell Partners With Overjet to Expand AI Offerings in Restorative DentistryThe partnership provides Glidewell customers with access to Overjet’s artificial intelligence technology to analyze X-rays and provide clinical insights.

Glidewell Partners With Overjet to Expand AI Offerings in Restorative Dentistry
Glidewell Partners with Overjet to Expand AI Offerings in Restorative Dentistry

The partnership provides Glidewell customers with access to Overjet’s artificial intelligence technology to analyze X-rays and provide clinical insights.

Glidewell, the nation’s largest dental lab, announced a partnership today with Overjet to improve dental diagnoses for patients by enabling easier access to AI-powered radiograph analysis and clinical insights.

Through this collaboration, Glidewell’s customers can tap Overjet’s innovative artificial intelligence technology to help dentists identify areas of concern, such as cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. Overjet’s solution complements the glidewell.io In-Office Solution, which offers dentists everything they need to scan, design, mill and deliver same-day restorations.

“In the laboratory setting, AI has transformed how dentistry operates by making restoration production more accurate and predictable,” said Glidewell CEO Stephenie Goddard. “Overjet has emerged as a powerful tool for dentists, and we are excited to partner together to provide our customers with the most advanced technology to identify restorative treatment needs, enhance the patient experience, and strengthen the patient-clinician relationship.”

Wardah Inam, CEO and co-founder of Overjet, said: “We are excited to join forces with Glidewell, a technological innovator in restorative dentistry for more than 50 years. This collaboration will enable Glidewell’s network of dentists to harness the power of AI to further advance patient care, opening the door to new opportunities and practice growth.”

The glidewell.io In-Office Solution also uses AI technology to create single-visit restorations made from BruxZir® NOW fully sintered zirconia and other industry-leading materials. This affordable AI-driven chairside CAD/CAM system gives clinicians full control over the restorative process and makes it simple to provide patients with high-quality, convenient treatment options while increasing practice profitability. With the addition of Overjet’s AI platform, dentists will now be able to perform more accurate diagnoses and offer more comprehensive treatment options to their patients.

Glidewell’s partnership with Overjet is the latest of its creative solutions to ensure that clinicians can take advantage of a digital lab without significantly altering their workflows.

Founded by experts from MIT and Harvard School of Dentistry, Overjet develops accurate and quantified ways to detect pathologies and integrates actionable insights into workflows. Every day, private practices, dental groups and insurance companies rely on the accurate information provided by Overjet to drive care and service to patients. Learn more at www.overjet.com.

Contact Information:

Eldon Thompson

Sr. Director of Marketing

mail@glidewell.com

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