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Richard A. Kresch

Chief Executive Officer and President

Ascend Health Corporation

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Ascend Health Corporation

32 East 57th Street17th Floor

New York City, New York,10022

United States

Company Description

We focus on personal choice and specialized care. Our facilities provide high quality care by working closely to integrate our services with the healthcare system in each local community. We operate freestanding psychiatric hospitals and a residential treatm...more

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State Approves Plan to Build Behavioral Health Hospital in New Lenox

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"The outpouring of community support for this project has been overwhelming," said Dr. Richard Kresch, psychiatrist and President and CEO of US HealthVest.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Keynote Speaker at Grand Opening of the 115-bed Smokey Point

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MARYSVILLE, Wash., July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, Washington State's newest psychiatric hospital will be hosting its Grand Opening on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Marysville, WA.Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is the keynote speaker, along with guest speakers, Marie Zackuse, Tulalip Tribes Chairwoman, Dr. Richard Kresch, President and Chief Executive Officer, US HealthVest, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, and Jon Nehring, Mayor of the City of Marysville.

US HealthVest Opens Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital • F-Prime Capital Partners

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"We are excited to bring these vital services to the community," said Richard Kresch, M.D., President and CEO of US HealthVest.

Leadership « US Healthvest

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Richard A. Kresch, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Kresch, M.D. is a successful entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare services space. Dr. Kresch founded Ascend Health in 2005 and, as CEO, built it into the largest privately-held psychiatric hospital company with $200 million in annual revenue. Ascend Health was sold to Universal Health Services in 2012. Earlier in Dr. Kresch's career, he founded and led Heartland Health Developments, a psychiatric care provider that was sold to Psychiatric Solutions in 2004. Dr. Kresch also established and sold a regional chain of skilled nursing facilities prior to Heartland Health Developments. Dr. Kresch serves as Executive Chairman of Urgent Care Centers of New England and also founded The River School, a regional chain of childcare centers. Dr. Kresch is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his Adult Psychiatry training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center of New York City and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Kresch spent 20 years as a practicing psychiatrist at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.


Dr. Richard Kresch, president and CEO of US HealthVest, apologized for the dust being kicked up by Mortenson Construction, but since the road toward this groundbreaking began seven years ago, he admitted he didn't want to waste any time.
"We have received tremendous support from every level, from local government to individual citizens," Kresch said. "You all understand the need to treat mental health, just as we would any other health problem, and we will be a good neighbor to you. We will serve as a resource for hospitals and individual health care practitioners, and we will serve all patients, regardless of their ability to pay." Kresch pointed out that the county has fewer mental health services than other parts of the state, which is one of the most under-served in America, in terms of numbers of behavioral hospital beds. "We're definitely looking to fill a gap here," Kresch said. As soon as the hospital's doors at 3955 156th St. NE open, its staff of roughly 200 will provide a range of behavioral health care, including inpatient and day hospital services, as well as a mental health and addiction crisis assessment center that will be open 24/7. Kresch touted the 25 beds that will be devoted exclusively to children and adolescents, which he believes is one of the highest concentrations for that age group in the Northwest. "We'll also be offering age-specific services for seniors because as people get older, there tends to be a higher prevalence of depression," Kresch said. "We don't want to mix our seniors with our other patients, because they have their own unique needs, so we'll be giving them their own area." The hospital is also setting aside units for military veterans and Native Americans, the latter after conducting conversations with the Tulalip Tribes. "We already have a lot of experience in serving the needs of Native American tribes around the country," Kresch said. "We want to create an environment where they'll feel comfortable to heal." The hospital will also offer an intensive care unit, for "individuals in crisis, or whose lives are extremely disorganized," as well as programs tailored to women's needs and faith-based groups, all of which Kresch sees as essential as the region experiences rapid population growth, and with it, a heightened need for behavioral health care.

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