FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 7, 2005
Contact: Bob Weiner 301-283-0821 or 202-329-1700
THOMAS J. BRADY NAMED CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
OF SAN JOSE'S CRC HEALTH GROUP, NATION'S LARGEST SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROVIDER
(San Jose, CA) -- Dr. Thomas J. Brady, M.D., M.B.A. has been hired as Chief Medical Officer of CRC Health Group, Inc., of San Jose, CA, the nation's largest substance abuse treatment provider.
Dr. Brady is an addiction psychiatrist certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is also board certified in general, child and adolescent, and forensic psychiatry, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He comes to CRC with nearly twenty years of medical leadership in the health care field including Regional Medical Director and Acting Corporate Medical Director for a large managed behavioral healthcare organization (Managed Health Network of San Rafael). He has been Medical Director of five treatment programs with three health provider institutions, including Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of St. Mary's Medical Center in Northern California. He also served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of St. Mary's Medical Center and has maintained a long and successful private practice in San Francisco.
Dr. Barry Karlin, CEO and founder of CRC Health Group, said, "Dr. Brady will be an outstanding medical leader for our company, and we are delighted to welcome him on board. Tom's broad range of experience and clinical expertise will prove invaluable in promoting CRC's core value of clinical excellence and will be instrumental in developing new, innovative programs for the company".
As CRC's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brady will guide development of company-wide clinical practices and services and actively participate in all phases of the company's strategic future. Dr. Brady will also "reach outward" for CRC, serving as liaison with the many stakeholders in the treatment delivery process including treatment professionals, insurance companies, and federal, state, and local government agencies with behavioral health responsibilities.
Dr. Brady says he has "particular interest in patient, consumer, and public education." And, he looks forward to playing a leadership role in CRC Health Group, "a company that is leading the nation by expanding the choices of quality treatments that address the nation's ongoing addiction treatment gap."
(For more information on CRC Health Group: www.crchealth.com)