Paul Bacharach Will Lead Pittsburgh-Based Substance-Abuse Treatment Organization
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gateway Rehabilitation Center today announced Paul Bacharach has been named its President and Chief Executive Officer. In his new position, Mr. Bacharach will oversee all facets of the Gateway Rehab system, which has more than 20 locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. He succeeds Gateway Rehab's longtime President and CEO, Kenneth S. Ramsey, Ph.D., who announced his retirement plans more than a year ago.
Mr. Bacharach previously served as the President and CEO of Fayette Regional Health System/Uniontown Hospital.
"Paul brings the leadership, experience and vision Gateway Rehab now needs in order to thrive in the future. Health care is in an ambiguous era and we are confident Paul has the experience and skills to keep Gateway Rehab in the forefront of quality substance-abuse treatment," Paul Sweeney, Gateway Rehab's Chairman of the Board, said.
In his previous capacity, Mr. Bacharach was responsible for the health system's ability to maintain dominant market position in its region while advancing clinical services, infrastructure and financial stability. His association experience is extensive. Among his many leadership roles, Mr. Bacharach served as 2010-2011 Board Chair of the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the health system, Mr. Bacharach advanced progressively through hospital positions in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. He earned a Master's Degree in Public Health Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio University.
"I am looking forward to leading a dedicated staff whose single focus is on helping patients suffering from substance abuse to find lasting recovery," Mr. Bacharach said. "Gateway Rehab has long been known for its excellence in the treatment of this chronic disease and we will continue in that tradition."
About Gateway Rehab (www.gatewayrehab.org, 1-800-472-1177):
Gateway Rehab is a not-for-profit organization that provides treatment in locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio for adults and teens struggling with the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Gateway Rehab's Ohio subsidiary is the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic.
SOURCE Gateway Rehab