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Meridian, Mississippi
Bill Patterson, CEO

Alliance Health Center is an acute care psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital accepting patients ages 5 and up who suffer from behavioral disorders, chemical and substance abuse issues. The center consists of multiple units divided by age and issue. The center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the state of Mississippi.

CEO, Bill Paterson, MBA, MA, has been employed in hospital executive positions for 27 years. He received both a B.A. and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Washington University. CFO, Robert Jackson, previously was employed by Health Trust as an auditor and Community Health Inc. as hospital CFO. He received two undergraduate degrees from Louisiana State University and is a CPA.

Upon admittance to Alliance Health Center patients are assigned a physician who formulates a Master Treatment Plan for each individual. This plan includes goals, needs, and therapeutic approaches unique to that person. Treatment plans are reevaluated at intervals. The Children's Unit of the hospital treats children ages 5 to 12 who are experiencing mild to serious behavioral issues. The Adolescent Unit treats 13 to 18 year olds with behavioral, substance abuse, or mental issues. This portion of the program also offers three separate treatment programs for adolescent males with severe mental illness or opposition issues as well as one for juvenile sex offenders. The adult programs include detoxification, chemical dependency, and psychiatric. The center utilizes activity therapy for patients as well as counseling.

The facility includes pharmaceutical services on site as well as social services to patients and family members. Children in the program are provided educational services from certified teachers.

[This information came from the Alliance Health Center website.]


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