HOLYOKE – Dennis W. Gober, a long-time executive in hospital management, has been named Chief Operating Officer of MiraVista Behavioral Health Center.
Gober served previously as Chief Executive Officer in Oklahoma of Cedar Ridge Behavioral Hospital whose campus in Oklahoma City provides inpatient psychiatric and residential services to children and adolescents and its Bethany campus, which serves the mental health needs of adults. Cedar Ridge is part of Universal Health Services, one of the largest providers of hospital and health care services in the country.
Gober, who holds a Master’s Degree in community counseling, has held several other senior level positions including that of Chief Executive Officer for Acadia Healthcare’s Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma, that provides mental health and substance use services for adolescents, adults and seniors, and Division Director of community-based youth services for the State of Oklahoma. As a Licensed Behavioral Practioner, Gober also served as the Director of the Community Works’ Norman Academy Day Treatment Program leading treatment teams, and providing individual, group, and family therapy.
“Dennis brings decades of industry-related experience and expertise in both mental health and substance use,” said Fran Sauvageau, Chief Executive Officer of MiraVista & TaraVista Behavioral Health Centers. “His track record, skill sets and leadership will serve us well as we expand inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults and adolescents, as well as
our outpatient substance use recovery programs. MiraVista is a critical component in the Commonwealth’s ability to address the mental health and recovery needs of residents
throughout the state, and we look forward to Dennis’ contributions to our strategic growth and continued excellence in our delivery of patient care.”
Gober received his Master’s of Education – Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts -Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma.
MiraVista Behavioral Health Center opened in Spring 2021 to address the critical need for additional inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services in Western Massachusetts. Located on the grounds of the former Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, MiraVista offers psychiatric care services for both adults and adolescents, as well as an array of recovery rehabilitation programs including Acute Treatment Services (detox), Clinical Stabilization Services (post-detox), and outpatient services such as the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), court-ordered services, and outpatient Medication Supported Recovery. Mira Vista cares for thousands of individuals from throughout the Western Mass region each year.
MiraVista, along with its sister facility, TaraVista in Central Massachusetts, are part of Health Partners New England, a leading provider of behavioral health care in New England for more than 20 years.
MiraVista Behavioral Health Center was built on the premise of person-centered care. We maintain an organization of thoughtful, empathic, energized team-members committed to creating and maintaining a warm, welcoming, and effective culture of care. Our purpose is to provide compassionate, effective, inspiring care for those challenged by mental health and substance use so they are empowered to lead fulfilling lives.