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Discovery Behavioral Health Announces Appointment of Rich Paul as Vice President, Information Services

September 27, 2021 GMT
Rich Paul, Vice President, Information Services, Discovery Behavioral Health
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Rich Paul, Vice President, Information Services, Discovery Behavioral Health
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Rich Paul, Vice President, Information Services, Discovery Behavioral Health

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc., an expanding network of evidence-based mental health, substance use and eating disorder treatment centers, has announced the appointment of Rich Paul as Vice President, Information Services.

Reporting to DBH CEO John Peloquin, Paul will oversee strategy development, planning, infrastructure and program management within the healthcare company. During his 30-year career, he has successfully led over 50 post-acquisition IT integrations with a focus on bridging complex concepts between business, operations and IT organizations.

“Richard has the strong leadership and communication skills Discovery Behavioral Health requires to effectively execute to overall DBH operations and strategy development, bringing a current knowledge and future vision to leverage information and technology in business model design, business processes re-engineering, operational improvements, and support for DBH’s mission,” said Peloquin.

Paul brings to the position an expertise in driving technology changes that support business transformation and defining strategies to migrate mission critical applications to the cloud with improved security and resiliency. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Technology with Illuminate Education where he developed and executed organizational growth initiatives that expanded the functionality of core go-to-market and financial systems.

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Previously, he served as Vice President of Information Technology for Convenant Care where he directed enterprise information technology strategies for the national post-acute healthcare organization.

“As DBH continues to expand its operations nationwide, I look forward to taking a leadership role in determining how current and emerging technologies can provide secure, dynamic Information services during a pandemic and beyond. We must concentrate on the practices that make us successful with the ultimate goal of providing people better access to behavioral healthcare,” said Paul.

About Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc.

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Everyone deserves a happy, rewarding life. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health has made evidence-based, outcome-driven healthcare accessible and affordable since its inception. With a full continuum of care – detoxification, medical residences, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, psychiatric, neurocenters and telehealth services, we can offer the right care at the right time for adults or teens struggling with mental health, substance misuse or eating disorders. With a portfolio of more than 100 treatment centers including service lines in successful operation since 1985, we are a preferred and trusted provider with most insurance companies who value our clinical rigor and remarkable results. When treatment is complete, our patients become part of Discovery’s growing family of Alumni, connected through free aftercare programs, support groups, activities and a caring community – for life. Because when quality behavioral healthcare is within reach, so is happiness. More: https://discoverybehavioralhealth.com

Press Contact:
Greg Ptacek
Discovery Behavioral Health, Inc.
323-841-8002 mobile
gregptacek@me.com

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