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
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.