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Moccasin Bend names new CEO

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The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has appointed Mary C. Young its new CEO for the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute in Chattanooga.

“We are delighted and excited by the appointment of Mary C. Young,” said E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. “She will be dedicated to improving clinical outcomes for the patients we serve across East Tennessee, being innovative, resolving challenges and collaborating with her fellow professionals at Moccasin Bend and among community leaders across the Chattanooga region.”

Young most recently served as Director of Mental Health with the Chestnut Health System in Bloomington, Illinois where she developed and opened a Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit serving adults experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

“I am honored to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute, and to continue the tradition of providing excellent psychiatric care and treatment for some of Tennessee's most vulnerable citizens,” said Young. “It will be a pleasure to assume leadership of such a dedicated, professional and caring staff and I look forward to the improvements we can make together to provide an even higher level of patient care.”

Young will assume duties in August.

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