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Deanna Sperling Appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center

02/10/2016

The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network has announced that Deanna Sperling, MAS, RN, NE-BC, has assumed the position of president and chief executive officer of Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center. Previously, she served as chief nursing officer of Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center (BHBHC) and chief operating officer of the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network.

Sperling began her career with Barnabas Health as a registered nurse in 1985 and has held several leadership positions during her 30-year tenure. Previously, Sperling served as the vice president of patient care services and behavioral health center, where she was responsible for directing and overseeing the administration of patient care services for a 350 bed acute care facility. Before assuming that position, Sperling served as Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus’ (MMCSC) vice president of patient care services in addition to serving as vice president of behavioral health services at MMCSC.

Sperling’s new position is one of several changes and additions to the Barnabas Health senior leadership to enhance strategic alignment and to better serve the social, human and health needs of the residents of New Jersey. Barnabas Health is continually transforming to maintain its position as one of the nation’s foremost providers of health care services.

She graduated from the school of nursing at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, New York and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Sperling later received her master in administrative sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She currently holds certifications in both psychiatric–mental health nursing and as a nurse executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

About Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center offers an extensive array of high-quality, clinically-focused programs. These programs include a 100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. At the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, the multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in nearly every facet of behavioral health care. This allows the provision of truly customized and highly specialized treatment tracks. For more information on programs and services or to make a referral, call the 24/7 Access Center at 800-300-0628.

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