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Media Contact: Clarencia J. Stephen

Published on February 13, 2012

Kevin Young Named President of Adventist Behavioral Health

Rockville, MD – Adventist HealthCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Young, MHA, FACHE, to President of Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist HealthCare’s behavioral health division. Young will provide executive leadership for Adventist Behavioral Health, one of the largest behavioral health providers in the region with several facilities in Maryland. He officially joined the organization in late 2011.

President, Young will help the organization continue to focus on long-term growth, address unmet behavioral health needs, and deliver the highest standards of care to patients, residents, and their families.

“Kevin brings a proven track record of managing large networks of behavioral health systems and more than 20 years of experience to his role as President of Adventist Behavioral Health,” said Terry Forde, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Adventist HealthCare. “I am very excited to welcome Kevin to Adventist Behavioral Health because he shares our commitment to delivering compassionate, faith-based care to the mentally ill we serve.”

Young joined Adventist Behavioral Health from Universal Health Services, Inc. where he served as chief executive officer for its 105-bed, inpatient/outpatient psychiatric facility in Missouri. Prior to this role, Young served as the executive director for Valley Health, a non-profit multi-hospital system that consists of six hospitals, 576 licensed inpatient beds, and 166 long-term care beds across Virginia and West Virginia. He was responsible for several acute-care areas including psychiatry.

Young holds a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Adventist Behavioral Health

Adventist Behavioral Health is a comprehensive behavioral health provider with locations in Anne Arundel, Dorchester and Montgomery counties, including Washington Adventist Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children. The organization offers a broad range of behavioral health programs and services for young children, adolescents, adults and senior adults including therapeutic nursery programs, acute inpatient care, outpatient/dual diagnosis chemical dependency programs, residential treatment, special education and community-based residential services. Adventist Behavioral Health is part of Rockville-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in Maryland. For more information about Adventist Behavioral Health, please visit

About Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery organization based in Rockville, Maryland, is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. The mission of Adventist HealthCare is to demonstrate God's care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. Adventist HealthCare includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in New Jersey, Adventist Home Care Services, and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children.

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