Veteran Mental Health Professional Jorge Petit, Md, Named To Lead Nonprofit Coordinated Behavioral Care
Noted Psychiatrist and Former Associate Commissioner of NYC’s Division of Mental Hygiene Tapped as CBC CEO
NEW YORK (JULY 28, 2017) – Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC), a behavioral healthcare nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of care for New Yorkers with mental illness, chronic health conditions and substance use disorders, has named Dr. Jorge Petit as the CEO.
Dr. Petit, a board-certified psychiatrist, is the New York State Regional Senior Vice President for Beacon Health Options, a behavioral health wellness company. Previously he was president and founder of consulting firm Quality Healthcare Solutions Group and served as associate commissioner of the Division of Mental Hygiene at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
“I am excited to be joining CBC at this unprecedented time of change in the local and federal healthcare landscape,” Dr. Petit said. “I eagerly look forward to working with CBC agencies and its affiliated members, managed care organizations and hospital systems, as well as local and state government agencies, to create innovative approaches to improve behavioral health outcomes, develop an integrated delivery system, and strategically align our agencies to embark on value based contracting, a challenging but achievable goal.”
Dr. Petit earned his medical degree from University of Buenos Aires and completed his psychiatry internship and residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian-New York State Psychiatric Institute.
“We look forward to Dr. Petit’s leadership as we build our city-wide IPA, alongside our already successful Heath Home, to offer meaningful choices for the people we serve, while improving the quality of care, reduce costs and provide streamlined local services our communities need,” CBC Board President Donna Colonna said. “In collaboration with Danika Mills, Executive Director, and the rest of our team, I know Dr. Petit will help us get to the next level.”
CBC was created in 2011 by a city-wide network of nonprofit behavioral health providers to participate in New York State's "managed care for all" system. CBC marshaled the unique expertise of its founding nonprofit organizations to develop innovative solutions to improve people’s health, provide a better healthcare experience, and reduce costs. CBC’s founding members include non-profits that have long provided specialized case management, rehabilitation and supportive services, supportive housing, and neighborhood-based clinical treatment for medical, mental health and substance use disorders.
CBC’s Health Home (HH) is the largest in New York City, serving more than 16,000 enrolled adults and children, working with 47 care management providers. CBC also provides administrative oversight, quality and health information technology services to care transitions and health coaching interventions. CBC’s unique Independent Practice Association (IPA) brings together community-based nonprofit behavioral health providers to create an integrated service network that aligns with the state’s Medicaid redesign. The CBC IPA service network will improve the health and quality of life of New Yorkers with behavioral health conditions by offering integrated medical and behavioral care, social services and housing.