LAYTON -- Change is coming to Davis Behavioral Health Incorporated, after two clinics -- one in Bountiful and the other in Clearfield -- closed to consolidate.
Also, after a nationwide search, the Davis Behavioral Health Board of Directors selected in-house candidate Brandon Hatch to fill the position of retiring CEO Ronald Stromberg.
Hatch has been an employee of Davis Behavioral Health for nearly 16 years, filling a variety of positions with the agency, said Jill Swain, a public information officer for Davis Behavioral Health.
The board members believe Hatch's experience and understanding of the agency and the industry make him an excellent leader to guide the agency's efforts as it continues to provide quality behavioral health services, Swain said.
"The primary goals of the organization should always be built around those it serves," Hatch said in a prepared statement. "We believe in long-term recovery, helping our consumers get their lives back on track, and improving their quality of life."
In addition to a new leader, the mental health agency, a private agency that contracts with Davis County for its services, is also consolidating its Bountiful and Clearfield clinics under these tight economic times into its 934 S. Main St. location in Layton.
For several years, the agency's children and youth services have been provided at the Layton offices.
Swain said the recent remodel of that building, including a 15,000-square-foot addition, will allow children and adults to receive mental health and substance abuse services at the same location.
"Consolidating our outpatient services to a single location will move the agency in the right direction for future integration," Hatch said.
The discontinued use of the older Clearfield and Bountiful clinic buildings "will reduce overhead" and help the agency offset the cost of the new construction on the Layton building, Swain said.