MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Array Behavioral Care welcomes Charles Colligan to their executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Colligan has considerable expertise in financial modeling and managing processes, systems, capital and people to drive sustained growth. He brings a wealth of experience in various sectors, including healthcare, technology, and finance. 

A graduate of Harvard, Colligan began his career with Merrill Lynch on Wall Street. Early in his career, he served as a Senior VP of Finance at Sallie Mae and later, as Treasurer with the CoStar Group. He has served as CFO for two different healthcare companies, including Aledade and Coronis Health, where he gained expertise in value-based care and revenue cycle management. In a previous role, he was a finalist for CFO of the Year in the greater Washington area.  

As CFO, Colligan oversees the accounting, finance, revenue cycle, and compliance teams at Array and is responsible for the organization’s fiscal integrity and accountability as well as its growth and profitability. 

“I was drawn to Array because of its reputation, mission, culture and leadership in the industry and continue to be impressed by its commitment to quality, inclusion, and continuous improvement. I am excited to be a part of an organization that is making a difference in the mental health crisis affecting our country and bringing much needed care to individuals nationwide.  I look forward to collaborating with the leadership team to transform how behavioral health is delivered and impact even more lives,” said Colligan. 

“Charlie’s proven leadership and financial acumen will position Array for continued growth and success,” explains Geoffrey Boyce, CEO of Array.  “He will play an instrumental role in managing our financial stewardship as well as helping to scale our business, shape our growth strategy and advance our mission to transform access to timely, quality behavioral health care through technology.” 

 

About Array Behavioral Care

Array Behavioral Care is the nation's leading clinician-centric virtual psychiatry and therapy practice with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its three flexible delivery models. For more than 23 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community health care organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visitwww.arraybc.com. 

 

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2023 — US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the largest physician-owned acute care practice in the nation, and Array Behavioral Care, the nation’s leading virtual psychiatry and therapy practice, today announced a strategic partnership to offer comprehensive acute medical and psychiatric care services to health systems.

With the newly formed Behavioral Emergency Stabilization and Treatment (BEST) model, USACS and Array will unite its clinical and technological expertise to combat the growing epidemic of acute mental illness that has impacted the nation for decades.

Patients with acute psychiatric issues have significantly higher average emergency department (ED) lengths of stay and are more likely to stay in the ED for longer than 12 hours than those with other medical conditions (Simko 2022)[1]. It is not uncommon for emergency departments around the nation to have psychiatric patients waiting days for specialist care and transfer to appropriate institutions. The burden on psychiatric patients and their families is paralleled by the challenges posed to the health system, especially during this time of staffing and resource shortages.

The downstream result of delays in acute psychiatric care has a domino effect on non-psychiatric patient care and throughput. Array’s sophisticated virtual psychiatric care platform and clinical expertise can improve the speed of evaluation, treatment initiation and patient throughput, which improves the quality of care for all patients in the acute care space. Additionally, by using virtual technology, Array and USACS will be able to facilitate quicker access to care and further address social determinants of health.

“By combining our strengths in emergency medicine, hospital medicine and critical care with Array’s expertise in behavioral care, we can meet the physical and mental health needs of our patients and support our health system partners with a comprehensive suite of acute care services,” said Chris Hummer, Chief Executive Officer of USACS.

“Our mission at Array is to help address the nation’s mental health needs by using technology to bring licensed behavioral health clinicians to patients everywhere. Together with USACS, we can help provide holistic care to more patients in acute care settings and enable the clinicians at USACS to work at the top of their license,” said Geoffrey Boyce, Chief Executive Officer of Array.

“Health systems see the effects of undertreated mental illness in our communities firsthand. Hospitals are continuing to experience massive influxes of psychiatric patients to their emergency departments because of poor access to outpatient mental health services. This affects not just the psychiatric patients but all patients in the emergency department. If we can manage psychiatric patients through early stabilization and treatment, we can improve the quality of care and clinical operations so that all patients can be seen faster and more comprehensively,” said Dr. Matt Patlovany, President and Chief Clinical Officer of USACS.

“At Array, we aim to deliver quality and timely behavioral health, using evidence-based tools that meet patients where they are. We’re excited to see how this strategic partnership can help health systems across the nation meet the physical and mental health care needs of their community,” said Dr. Jim Varrell, Executive Chief Medical Officer of Array.

“We at USACS have already demonstrated through our Integrated Acute Care model that emergency medicine, hospital medicine and critical care working together can produce better clinical outcomes for our patients and operational outcomes for our health system partners,“ added Dr. Amer Aldeen, Chief Medical Officer of USACS. “Now, we are excited to partner with the national leader in virtual psychiatric care to ensure that high-quality care includes both physical and mental health.”

About USACS

Founded by emergency medicine and hospitalist physicians across the country, USACS is solely owned by its physicians and hospital system partners. The group is a national leader in integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services. USACS provides high-quality care to approximately nine million patients annually across more than 500 programs and is aligned with many of the leading health systems in the country. Visit usacs.com for more.

About Array Behavioral Care 

Array Behavioral Care is the nation’s leading clinician-centric virtual psychiatry and therapy practice with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array is uniquely positioned to offer virtual behavioral health solutions across the continuum of care, with three flexible delivery models that provide patients and healthcare organizations with timely access to mental health care services regardless of acuity or setting.  For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community health care organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

[1] Simko L, Birgisson N E, Pirrotta E A, et al. (June 02, 2022) Waiting for Care: Length of Stay for ED Mental Health Patients by Disposition, Diagnosis, and Region (2009–2015). Cureus 14(6): e25604. DOI 10.7759/cureus.25604

Two experts with Array Behavioral Care, Scott Baker, VP of Sales, and Dr. Brian Schurgin, Physician Executive, joined Kelly Wisness from Besler’s Hospital Finance Podcast to discuss the clinical and financial impacts of psychiatric boarding in hospital emergency departments and how a comprehensive virtual behavioral care solution can benefit the hospital by decreasing direct costs and enhancing revenue opportunities by moving patients through the ED in an appropriate and timely fashion. Listen here.

Investment round led by CVS Health provides leading virtual behavioral health provider support to meet mental health needs across the care continuum.

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Jan. 9, 2023 — Array Behavioral Care, the nation’s leading virtual psychiatry and therapy practice, announced today the closing of its latest equity round to further scale modern behavioral health care across the continuum, with CVS Health leading the round. Existing investors also joined the round and contributed additional capital.

The financing builds upon a long history between Array and CVS Health and opens doors to new levels of collaboration to expand access to high-quality behavioral care.

"Array has consistently been a strong mental health care provider within Aetna’s network,” said Cara McNulty, President of Behavioral Health and Mental Well-being for CVS Health. “As CVS Health drives more innovation into care delivery, we look forward to working with Array to enhance access that complements our existing services in new ways.”

Serving hospitals, clinics, and individuals directly at home, Array uniquely delivers psychiatry and therapy across the continuum of care. With CVS Health as a new investor, Array will scale faster to provide further access to quality, timely behavioral care in new and existing markets through enhanced service offerings and operations, innovative technology, and expansion of the practice team.

"The Array team's experience with telepsychiatry spans more than two decades, and during this time, we've been at the forefront of creating, implementing, and evolving virtualized mental health programs across the continuum of care. From our first telepsychiatry encounter in a rural hospital in 1999 to caring for patients online from their homes today, we've stayed true to our mission to meet patients where they are regardless of acuity level or setting to deliver the behavioral health care they deserve,” said Geoffrey Boyce, CEO and Co-founder of Array. "As we continue to lead the charge in transforming access to modern behavioral health care, we’re proud to do it with our existing partners and CVS Health.”

“Array’s long history in virtual behavioral care and its devotion to quality stand out,” said Vijay Patel, Managing Partner and co-founder of CVS Health Ventures, the company’s dedicated corporate venture capital platform. “Our collaboration and investment can help enhance access to these services, which is particularly important with demand for mental health services increasing significantly in recent years.”

As an early champion of telepsychiatry more than 20 years ago, Array and its early founders have been instrumental in the reinvention of how mental health care is delivered. The practice has long advocated for improved access to timely, quality behavioral health care in hospitals, community clinics, primary care offices, and homes for patients nationwide. Today, there are about 90 million Americans who can access Array’s services across all 50 states.

An estimated 150 million Americans, or 40% of the population, live in federally designated mental health professional shortage areas. According to research by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, only 27.7% of the national need for mental health professionals is actively being met. This scarcity of mental health professionals prevents patients from receiving the care they need, resulting in adverse health outcomes. The virtual care model allows for a more equitable distribution of clinical resources, particularly in rural and underserved communities, helping to remove barriers that limit patient access and increasing collaboration between mental and physical health clinicians.

“Our practice has always focused on helping provide patients the care they need, when and where they need it, without sacrificing quality,” said Dr. James Varrell, Executive Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Array. “It's clear that telebehavioral care is one of the most meaningful ways to address the clinician shortage and mental health crisis. As our practice broadens its reach, our patients and partners can rest assured in knowing that we lead with quality and clinical excellence first and foremost."

Virtual solutions can also benefit psychiatrists, therapists, and other clinicians who can often be burdened with excessive administrative work that detracts from time that could be spent providing direct patient care. At Array, clinicians have a support team of clinical, operational, administrative, and technical specialists who help providers operate at the top of their licenses, integrate with care teams, and similarly practice as they would if they were physically present with the patient. In 2022, Array earned the Great Place to Work Certification, with 90 percent of team members calling Array a great place to work.

CVS Health joins other industry leaders and early investors in Array Behavioral Care, including Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Health Velocity Capital, Harbour Point Capital, HLM Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, and OSF Healthcare.

Wells Fargo served as Array’s advisor on the transaction with a team led by Puneet Chandhok.

David Fairchild, MD, MPH, SVP and Chief Medical Officer of Retail Health for CVS Health will join Array’s board of directors. “Providing high-quality, whole-person care to consumers is essential to improving the health care system,” said Dr. Fairchild. “Working with Dr. Varrell, Geoffrey Boyce and the entire Array organization, we believe that we can help increase access to excellent, convenient behavioral health care services.”

To learn more about Array Behavioral Care, please visit www.arraybc.com.

 

About Array Behavioral Care 

Array Behavioral Care is the nation's leading clinician-centric virtual psychiatry and therapy practice with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its three flexible delivery models. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community health care organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is the leading health solutions company, delivering care like no one else can. We reach more people and improve the health of communities across America through our local presence, digital channels and over 300,000 dedicated colleagues – including more than 40,000 physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners. Wherever and whenever people need us, we help them with their health – whether that’s managing chronic diseases, staying compliant with their medications or accessing affordable health and wellness services in the most convenient ways. We help people navigate the health care system – and their personal health care – by improving access, lowering costs and being a trusted partner for every meaningful moment of health. And we do it all with heart, each and every day. Follow @CVSHealth on social media.

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – Dec. 20, 2022 — Array Behavioral Care, the nation’s leading virtual psychiatry and therapy practice, announced that two of its leaders have been named members of the ‘Top Women in Wellness and HR’ Class of 2022, hosted by Ragan’s Wellness.

Array’s Medical Director of Engagement, Dr. Jamie Evans, oversees psychiatric care for underserved individuals in crisis. Internally, she supports the wellness of Array clinicians and employees by creating an environment where they can achieve work/life balance and thrive.

Evans helped to create a dedicated “Clinician Wellness” resource page to support her peers, a response to the increased demand on clinicians’ personal mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. She built training around recognizing burnout and implemented a scale that helps track individual and overall scores.

In addition, Evans is a pillar of Array’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts, helping to establish a well-appointed DEI Committee committed to a nondiscriminatory workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. She also helped to build a clinician peer-to-peer program and rolled out employee resource groups, both of which help build connections between team members and let people feel seen even in a remote environment.

Chief People Officer, Kelly Lewis, leads the human resources division of the national practice, which includes providers licensed in all 50 states.

During her time at Array, Lewis focused on the organization’s core of creating an inclusive culture and an environment of passionate employees who can bring their true, unique selves to work every day.

She established a comprehensive People Services division, creating a multi-faceted engagement program that led to a 33 percent improvement in employees feeling that Array provided adequate stress and burnout support and a 46 percent improvement in Array’s Clinician Net Promoter Score.

Under Lewis’s leadership, Array received a Great Place to Work certification and continues to build and maintain Array’s reputation as the employee of choice for behavioral health clinicians. Kelly is honored to represent this achievement on behalf of so many talented and passionate cultural ambassadors that enable people to bring their best selves to work.

Geoffrey Boyce, CEO of Array Behavioral Care, extended his congratulations and applauded both honorees saying, “Both Kelly and Dr. Evans serve as pillars of exceptional leadership not only at Array but within their respective industries. Thank you to Ragan’s for recognizing the contributions and achievements of the entire cohort.” To learn more about Array Behavioral Care, please visit www.arraybc.com.

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About Array Behavioral Care

Array Behavioral Care is the nation's leading clinician-centric virtual psychiatry and therapy practice with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its three flexible delivery models. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community health care organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

The stigma associated with mental health is a key obstacle for those trying to speak about or address their mental health. The term "triggered" has gained public popularity but has been included in clinical terminology for years, referring to a strong negative reaction in response to an event or situation.

In a Huffington Post article, Marlene McDermott, vice president of quality and therapy services for Array Behavioral Care, explains how being triggered is the result of a trauma or fear response and how to distinguish them from each other.

Mental health care is most effective when patients and providers both understand the feelings of the patient. At Array, we work tirelessly to provide care that best fits the needs and feelings of our patients. Read the article to learn more about how to distinguish being triggered from other strong feelings. Click here to read the article.

The United States is in a teen public health crisis, and early school start times can be a contributing factor. Many students receive inadequate amounts of rest, which can lead to or exacerbate existing mental health issues. Array Chief Medical Officer of Non-Acute Care, Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, explores the connection between sleep and teen mental health with the Wall Street Journal and discusses the impact of this crisis and ways clinicians can best meet the needs of their patients. Read in The Wall Street Journal.

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – Sept. 29, 2022 — Array Behavioral Care, the nation's leading virtual psychiatry and therapy practice, is proud to announce it has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. This prestigious recognition is based on what current employees say about their experience working at Array. This year, 90 percent of employees said Array is a great place to work – 33 percent more than the average U.S. company.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. Since 1992, the organization has surveyed more than 100 million employees across various industries worldwide, using these deep insights to better understand what makes a workplace attractive to current and future employees. In addition, Great Place to Work helps organizations define their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees.

"Great Place to Work Certification™ isn't something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work. "It's the only official recognition determined by employees' real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Array Behavioral Care is one of the best companies to work for in the country."

"At Array, we live by our workplace values of being an inclusive, supportive, collaborative, wise and solutions-oriented organization. Receiving this recognition, based on our individual team members' feedback, is an honor," said Kelly Lewis, Chief People Officer of Array Behavioral Care. "In addition to being the virtual behavioral health solutions provider of choice, we also want to be the employer of choice for those looking to make a difference in mental health care."

Array continuously works to enhance its culture and offer multi-faceted wellness programs for its administrative and clinical team members. Over the past year, the organization has offered a more robust Employee Assistance Program, hosted guided mindfulness-based stress reduction sessions, provided annual subscriptions to a mental wellness solution, and launched a corporate wellness program with Peloton®.

As a mental health organization, Array prioritizes highlighting and planning activities around various nationally recognized campaigns to support the dynamic and culturally diverse team, such as Minority Mental Health Month, Pride Month and Hispanic Heritage month, to name a few. Through various employee-led Affinity groups, Array team members have various opportunities to connect and engage with like-minded peers and those who embrace diversity.

According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified Great Workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93 percent more likely to look forward to coming to work and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company's profits and have a fair chance at promotion. To learn more about Array's certification, visit the Array Behavioral Care page.

Array is committed to fostering a supportive and best-in-class experience for its more than 600 combined clinicians and administrative team members nationwide. With a well-established technical and administrative infrastructure, Array helps ensure its teams are well connected and highly responsive. In addition, team members are provided opportunities to mentor peers and for professional development through continued education training.

To learn more about a career with Array Behavioral Care, click here.

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About Array Behavioral Care

Array Behavioral Care is the nation's leading clinician-centric virtual psychiatry and therapy practice with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its three flexible delivery models. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community health care organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

About Great Place to Work Certification™

Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive "employer-of-choice" recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treating anxiety and depression. In fact, finding the right treatment often involves several dose adjustments or medication changes. During this time, it’s important to be closely monitored by a doctor and communicate any side effects or worsening of symptoms.

In a recent HuffPost article, Shane W. Rau, MD, PhD, DFAPA, Medical Director at Array Behavioral Care, discussed reasons why individuals may respond differently to different medications and what signs to look for that indicate a treatment change may be necessary.

Ideally, it’s best to be treated by a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions to establish the most effective treatment regimen. Psychiatrist-led prescribing and treatment planning results in faster and more efficient clinical outcomes. At Array, we use rigorous monitoring of clinical documentation and prescribing practices to assure organizational and recognized best practice quality standards are met by all clinicians. Read the article to learn more about treatment considerations for these common conditions: click here.

BOSTON, MA. — Array Behavioral Care, the nation's leading virtual psychiatry and therapy practice, announced today that Dr. Nicole Christian-Braithwaite, SVP and Chief Medical Officer of Non-Acute and Scheduled Care for Array Behavioral Care, will present the Department of Psychiatry’s Grand Rounds at Boston Children’s Hospital on June 22.

Dr. Christian-Braithwaite’s presentation is titled, Racism is Trauma: How to Support Children and Adolescents Who Experience Racial Trauma. The presentation will help attendees understand the intersection of trauma and racism and the long-lasting effects of this on children and families of color. The presentation will include insights on screening for and addressing racial trauma and how racism may be perpetuated in mental health encounters.

“As our communities of color continue to experience acts of racism and trauma, our healthcare leaders and providers must combat racial discrimination and have the assets to support diverse populations,” said Dr. Nicole Christian-Braithwaite. “I urge every healthcare institution to consider following in the steps of Boston Children's Hospital as they commit to providing residents with more cultural awareness and the skills to care for the mental health of marginalized groups who are often overlooked".

Racial trauma, or race-based traumatic stress, refers to the mental and emotional injury caused by encounters with racial bias and ethnic discrimination, racism, and hate crimes. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to identify the impact racism and microaggressions have on the mental health of children and adolescents of color and will be equipped with resources to support these patient populations.

“The United States is experiencing a mental health emergency that deeply impacts communities of color, especially in health care settings,” said Geoffrey Boyce, CEO of Array Behavioral Care. “We’re proud to see Boston Children’s Hospital host Dr. Christian-Braithwaite to present on addressing and supporting these diverse communities so that they receive equitable care and support in mental health encounters and across the entire continuum of care.”

Dr. Christian-Braithwaite is a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist specializing in perinatal and post-partum mental health, trauma-informed care, telepsychiatry, mental health in communities of color, school psychiatry, and implicit bias and racism in mental health. In May 2021, her Grand Rounds at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, “The Impact of Racial Trauma on the Developing Brain," discussed the psychological impact of adverse childhood experiences including trauma, depression, anxiety, and abuse on underserved communities.

Watch the full recording of the Grand Rounds: Click Here

About Array Behavioral Care

Array Behavioral Care is the nation’s leading clinician-centric virtual psychiatry and therapy practice with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its three flexible delivery models. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community health care organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities, and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. 

 

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