Jackie DeSouza-Van Blaricum, Chief Executive Officer of Research Medical Center, announces the appointment of Shannon L. Griggs as Chief Executive Officer of Research Psychiatric Center, a campus of Research Medical Center and the Kansas City area’s leading behavioral healthcare provider. Griggs assumes her responsibilities of the 100-bed acute inpatient, day treatment and community-based outpatient behavioral healthcare facility after serving as interim CEO since April.  For more than 30 years Research Psychiatric Center has been treating adolescents, adults and senior adults for emotional disorders, mental illness and substance abuse with acute inpatient, day treatment and community-based outpatient behavioral healthcare. Research Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.

Prior to joining Research Psychiatric Center, Griggs served in several roles at Research Medical Center, including as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Surgical Services.  She began her HCA Midwest Health career at Lee’s Summit Medical Center where she was Business Development Director.

“Shannon is a proven leader who will work collaboratively to ensure quality care and meet the community’s behavioral health needs,” DeSouza-Van Blaricum says. “Research Psychiatric Center has a long history of providing top-notch behavioral healthcare to patients and their families and Shannon and her team will continue to raise the compassionate standards of patient care that, above all else, is focused on the improvement of human life.”

“I am honored and privileged to lead Research Psychiatric Center, a respected leader in behavioral healthcare,” Griggs says.  “It’s an exciting time in our development, with expansion of innovative and individualized clinical care that reflects the community’s needs, like the STAR program for military personnel and first responders, among others.”

Griggs received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and business logistics from University of Missouri in Columbia and earned a Master’s Degree in Hospital Services Administration from University of Kansas.

For more information on Research Psychiatric Center and its full spectrum of services for adults and adolescents, visit http://researchpsychiatriccenter.com.


Research appoints new CEO of Psychiatric Center (via Kansas City Business Journal)