10/22/18 (Richmond, VA) – From heroin to painkillers, the Commonwealth of Virginia continues to struggle with a high number of overdoses. To help address this issue, Diamond Healthcare Corporation (Diamond) is opening two new outpatient alcohol and addiction treatment programs in Gloucester and Richmond, VA, bringing the total in Virginia to five.
We are pleased to welcome Joey Trapani, Senior Vice President of Business Development, to our team.
With prior experience as a VP in Operations at Diamond, he understands the full spectrum of integrated behavioral healthcare and what it takes to run a successful program. He is adept at helping our clients understand their needs and recommending programming that is personalized to their hospital, budget and community.
Patrick Chunn, CPA, MBA, CMA, has joined Diamond as Chief Financial Officer. Patrick has over 30 years of diverse experience in healthcare services, revenue cycle and managed care industries. He has served as the CFO of organizations ranging in size from early stage ventures to companies with over $1 billion in annual revenue.
He previously served as CFO of Golden Health Accountable Care, PatientMatters, Hospital Physician Partners, Vohra Health Services, Independent Living Systems and Vista Health Plans.
Angela Meadows, CPA has been promoted to Vice President, Accounting and Controller at Diamond Healthcare Corporation.
As a Certified Public Accountant, Angela is responsible for Diamond’s accounting, treasury management, audit, tax and budget functions, as well as 401(k) plan administration.
David Bissi, MBA, CHFP has been promoted to Vice President, Finance.
David started with Diamond in 2007. He has an extensive background in behavioral health reimbursement and provides financial analysis of current client program performance, proforma analysis of prospective programming and new business, and net revenue validation.
Diamond's addiction professionals are amazing. Thank you to all of our professionals for your dedication to helping people heal and live better lives.
Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health conditions and substance use disorders and to celebrate individuals living in recovery.
Rajesh R. Tampi, Juan J. Young and Deena J. Tampi, (Diamond Healthcare) authored: Cannabinoids for the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. “There is evidence to suggest that cannabinoids can reduce neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation and have neuroprotective effects through the activation of the CB1 and CB2 receptors” Read more
This Independence Day, take a step back and cherish your life and the country you live in while appreciating the sacrifices people made to give us independence today.
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Diane Ricci, Program Director, talks about Valley Health’s new intensive outpatient behavioral health program for adults ages 18 and up.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a step down for those who no longer require the intensity of inpatient hospitalization or for individuals who require a higher level of care than traditional outpatient services provide. At Valley Health, IOP is a step up from traditional outpatient services. It is a three-hour program available Monday through Friday that offers additional support and structure for at-risk individuals.